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.


"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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