Cologne - It does not come any better than competing for titles with FC Bayern München, at least not as far as is concerned.
Bayern synonymous with success
The German defender has revealed how he was a wanted man in the summer, but there was nothing which could have separated him from Bavaria - not now, nor in the future.
Spanish giants FC Barcelona were the side who came knocking, only Boateng would not answer the door. "Of course it's a huge honour when a club like Barcelona show an interest, but I didn't really think that much of it," Boateng told Sport Bild magazine. "It's not that you have to leave Bayern for Barcelona if you want to win the Champions League nowadays."
Boateng has already lifted the Champions League trophy aloft since joining Bayern in 2011, and that is without mentioning the two Bundesliga titles he has won in his three-and-a-half years in Bavaria. Boateng's current contract runs until 2018 and the 26-year-old plans to win even more for the one and only club he wants to play for.
Career end with Bayern?
"I'd be delighted to continue my career at this club for a long time and then, at some stage after winning many more titles, end it here," he added. The World Cup winner is not the only Bundesliga star to have turned down potential riches elsewhere to remain in one of the most exciting leagues on the planet.
Bayern team-mates Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm have previously rejected opportunities to move abroad, committing their careers to the Bundesliga's record champions. "I really don't know how much they were offering me, but I'm at one of the four best clubs in the world and particularly for a German, there's no better place to be," said Boateng.