Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng signs Hertha Berlin contract extension
Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has signed a new contract extension with Herth Berlin.
Boateng, who joined the club last year, is set to remain with The Old Lady for a further season having agreed fresh terms beyond the expiry of his previous deal this summer.
The 35-year-old was part of the squad that defeated Hamburg in the play-offs to retain their place in the Bundesliga for next season.
After putting pen to paper, a smiling Boateng said; “I’ve always said what special importance this club has for me – and showed it on and off the pitch. I feel good.”
Hertha Berlin’s sports managing director, Fredi Bobic, added; “It wasn’t just in the relegation that we saw the importance of Prince for our team.
“He is our leading player, goes ahead, and pulls everyone along. Exactly these qualities are what we need in the coming season as well.”
The Ghanaian is a product of Hertha Berlin’s academy as he graduated at the age of seven before he was promoted to the senior team in 2005.
He featured in 53 games for the senior team before he was signed by Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in 2007.
Since then, he has gone on to feature for Genoa, AC Milan, with whom he emerged as Serie A’s champions in 2011, Schalke 04, Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sassuolo, and Barcelona.
He also played for Fiorentina, Besiktas and Monza before he returned to Hertha Berlin in 2021.