Kevin Prince Boateng Reconsidering Retirement, Set to Decide on Future in Two Weeks

Kevin Prince Boateng Reconsidering Retirement, Set to Decide on Future in Two Weeks

Lukman Mumuni
updated at July 5, 2023 at 9:36 AM
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  • Kevin-Prince Boateng is set to make a U-turn on professional football
  • The former Ghanaian midfielder is reconsidering his retirement plans
  • Boateng played for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga in the past season

Former Ghana midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng, remains undecided over his future in the game despite earlier announcing the recent season would be his last.

The 36-year-old's contract with his boyhood club, Hertha Berlin, expired in June and left him as a free agent to join any team of his choice this summer.

According to the veteran midfielder, he is now reconsidering his retirement decision and will release a statement about his future later this month.

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Kevin Prince Boateng has revealed that he will make a decision over his future in two weeks time. Credit: @FIFAcom
Source: Twitter

He said, as quoted by 3news:

“I have to see what’s best for me, what my body can still give. I will make a statement on this in two weeks."

Boateng's career has since him globetrot the European continent, playing for several clubs including AC Milan and Barcelona. He spent most of his best years in Serie A, playing for Milan, Sassuolo, Fiorentina, and AC Monza.

His brief loan spell in Spain saw him link up with the likes of Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, as reported by ESPN.

In Germany, where Boateng started his career as a professional footballer, he featured for Hertha Berlin as well as Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke, and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Boateng cried after Berlin's relegation

Sports Brief also reported on Boateng breaking down in tears during an interview after his boyhood club, Hertha Berlin, was relegated from the Bundesliga.

The Ghanaian, who started as captain for the German side against VfL Bochum, could not help the club stay in the country's top flight after a 1-1 home draw.

After the game which decided Berlin's fate in the league, Boateng stayed behind for hours as he reflected on what had come at the close of his long career.

Boateng recalls time with Messi

Sports Brief also reported on Boateng revisiting his days with Barcelona where he played alongside Lionel Messi.

The former Black Stars midfielder spent the 2018/19 season on loan with the Catalans from Serie A side, Sassuolo.

Boateng shocked the world after it was announced he was joining the La Liga giants after excelling in Italy's league.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.