Jay Z Signs Soccer Star Jerome Boateng to Roc Nation Sports

Jay Z, Jerome Boateng

Jay Z Signs Soccer Star Jerome Boateng to Roc Nation Sports

International Hov makes another power move.

Published July 29, 2015

Another big get for Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports.

According to TMZ Sports, Hov's sports agency just signed Bayern Munich star defender Jerome Boateng, who played on the World Cup-winning Germany team. Signing the 26-year-old is significant because he's the first European athlete to sign with Roc Nation Sports and it opens the door for Jay Z's presence in the soccer world.

"It was a great day with Jay Z. We could ask him anything," Boateng told a German media outlet about signing with the rapper and business mogul, as reported by TMZ. "We mostly talked about music and football. Jay Z knows about football and has watched numerous games."


This comes after Hov helped Dez Bryant ink a five-year, $70 million extension with the Dallas Cowboys just two weeks ago. The contract included $45 million in guaranteed money, the highest amount of guaranteed dollars for a wide receiver in NFL history.

Imagine what Jay will help Kevin Durant, another Roc Nation Sports client, rake in next summer when he becomes a free agent. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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