Jerome Boateng handed indefinite leave by Bayern Munich after ex-girlfriend Kasia Lenhardt found dead week after split
JEROME BOATENG has been given an indefinite break by Bayern Munich after his ex-girlfriend Kasia Lenhardt was found dead.
Lenhardt was found dead at the age of 25 just one week after splitting up with the Germany international.
Now Bayern boss Hansi Flick has confirmed Boateng will be afforded an indefinite spell of compassionate leave and will miss the Club World Cup final.
Boateng, 32, had played in Monday's 2-0 semi-final win over Al Ahly before Lenhardt's death a day later.
Ahead of the final against Tigres, Flick revealed: "The news from Berlin hurt us very much.
“Jerome asked me to let him travel back to Germany, and we have granted him permission to do so.
"He will not be available to us until further notice.”
Polish-born model Lenhardt's body was found at her Berlin apartment on Tuesday evening.
Tragically, Kasia leaves behind son Noah, six, with whom she welcomed to the world with a previous partner.
Last month, the mum-of-one crashed Boateng's Mini, prompting the defender to publicly dump Kasia.
In what would become a public war of words, the former Manchester City player said it was time to 'draw a line' and 'apologise to everyone I've hurt' including his ex-girlfriend and their children.
However, in response, Kasia's posted a cryptic final post on Instagram before her death, writing: "Now is where you draw the line. Enough."
The model – who had a 'Jerome' tattoo on her torso – previously responded by saying she ended the relationship because of the World Cup winner's 'lies and constant infidelity'
Boateng told German newspaper Bild: "Kasia became my girlfriend by destroying the relationship with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and my family and blackmailed me.
"So I decided to stay with Kasia and try to make it work."
Soon after Kasia's death, Mats Hummels' wife wrote a heartbreaking Instagram post mourning her friend.
Cathy Hummels claims Kasia was bombarded with hatred on social media and 'didn't survive the brutal football world'.
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