Kevin Prince Boateng Claims Today's Players Are Overpriced: "I Would Have Cost 150 Million Euros"

Kevin Prince Boateng Claims Today's Players Are Overpriced: "I Would Have Cost 150 Million Euros"

Lukman Mumuni
updated at October 4, 2023 at 9:59 AM
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  • Former Ghana midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng claims that today's players are overpriced
  • Boateng believes he would have cost more if the market was like that back in the day
  • The ex-AC Milan star joined Tottenham Hotspur at the age of 20 from Hertha Berlin

Kevin-Prince Boateng believes footballers are being overpriced in today's transfer market.

The former Ghana international insists he would have cost €150 million when he was making his move from Hertha Berlin to Tottenham Hotspur if it was in today's market.

The ex-AC Milan star arrived in England as the best youngster in Europe, but struggled for consistent game time.

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According to Boateng, the current crop of players does not do enough to warrant the huge price tags.

"It is too soft now, back in the day it was too tough. You have to be the best of the best of the best before you will be able to train with the first team. Today, you play one good season, you score 15 goals then you cost 60 million," he told FIVE UK.
"Like, I would have cost 150 million back in the day because at my age I was the best in Europe. Sorry, I'm not arrogant but that's the truth. They cost too much money and it's too easy right now... At my age, I came from Germany as the biggest player at 20 to Spurs, no chance. I played what, 50 to 60 games in two years at Spurs," he added.

Boateng featured for 15 clubs in a career spanning almost two decades, playing for Italian giants AC Milan, as well as former European champions Barcelona and Portsmouth in England, as reported by Transfermarkt.

The 37-year-old, who played for Germany at youth level, decided to represent Ghana at senior level and was part of the Black Stars team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Boateng claims he lied about Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Boateng insists he lied about Messi being the best player in the world so he could wear the Barcelona jersey.

The former AC Milan star played alongside the Argentine veteran during his loan spell at the Catalan giants in the 2018/19 season.

Boateng famously declared Messi as the best footballer he ever played alongside following his first training session with the reigning La Liga champions.

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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.