Sports News of Fri, 19 May 20175

Kevin-Prince Boateng claims he rejected offers to stay at Las Palmas

Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed he snubbed several offers to sign a contract extension with Spanish Club Las Palmas.

Boateng signed a three-year deal with the La Liga outfit to keep him at the Club until 2020.

The Ghanaian international was a major target for several Clubs with Valencia reported to have tabled a bid for the 29-year-old.

The former AC Milan and Schalke O4 star reveals he choose to stay with the Yellow’s despite receiving attactrive offers.

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"I'm very happy, so is the club and its president," Boateng told a news conference. "I hope that in the future we will do great things for this club, for this island and that we can all grow together."

"I had a difficult previous year so this was an important season for me," Boateng said. "I didn't expect to have such a good campaign because I was at a new club. That is why I'm happy. I hope to score many more goals next season."

"I had three teams that were very interested in me," Boateng said. "But I wanted to continue here. Money is important but it's not everything. It was more important earlier in my career but right now, what matters is that I'm happy here. I believe in this club and that is why I want to be a part of its future."

The player is currently Las Palmas top score with 10 goals and four assists so far this season.

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