Former Ghana versatile midfielder, Kevin Prince is close to complete a move to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin this summer.
According to kicker information, the dream scenario of the capital club, which is looking for sporting stability and identification figures after two extremely complicated years, was originally even the double solution.
Hertha wanted Kevin-Prince Boateng and his Jerome Boateng (32) to join and reunite and play for their club getting into the latter stage of their respective career and sign both as leaders for the club.
Jerome Boateng, whose contract with FC Bayern expires on June 30 and will not be extended, is reportedly moving abroad. In addition, he is in a different salary class than Kevin-Prince, who after several years abroad and a season at Serie B club AC Monza absolutely wants to return to Hertha.
In 1996, at the age of nine, he moved from the Reinickendorfer Füchsen to the youth department of Hertha BSC and was quickly considered to be highly gifted with a tendency towards a certain eccentricity.
In 2007 Prince Boateng left his hometown club for a transfer of 7.9 million euros in the direction of Tottenham. This was followed by a 14-year European tour through England (Tottenham, Portsmouth), Spain (Las Palmas, FC Barcelona), Italy (Genoa CFC, AC Milan, Sassuolo, Florence, Monza), Germany (Dortmund, Schalke,)
After his stay at Barcelona in the first half of 2019, the midfielder wanted to round off his career in his hometown but both in the summer of 2019 and in January 2020, Hertha did not want to bring back the prodigal son under the then manager Michael Preetz. Preetz’s successor Fredi Bobic, who has been managing director since June 1, is driving forward the personnel that was first reported by “Bild”.
Finalization in sight
Meanwhile, according to kicker information, a finalization is in sight. Boateng, who won the DFB Cup in 2018 with Eintracht Frankfurt under Bobic, is slated to be the leader of the rather heterogeneous Berlin squad. He should take on the integrative role that Sami Khedira played in the second half of the winter season. Hertha would have liked to tie Khedira for another year, but the 2014 world champion ended his career.
His place in the dressing room and on the lawn will be taken by Boateng, who made 24 appearances (five goals, four assists) and one play-off in the regular season at Silvio-Berlusconi-Klub AC Monza last season. Boateng missed the hoped-for promotion to Serie A alongside Mario Balotelli.
Now it looks like the Wandervogel is returning to its home next for the last career round. The traffic light is green – this time on both sides.