Boateng signs long-term Las Palmas deal

Kevin-Prince Boateng has signed a new three-year deal at Las Palmas and has alluded he rejected higher offers from elsewhere.

The 30-year-old has enjoyed a hugely successful campaign in Gran Canaria since his switch from AC Milan, netting 10 La Liga goals in 28 appearances this season, attracting attention from a number of La Liga rivals.

"I will continue here for a further three years and I'm very happy, we all are,” Boateng told a press conference on Thursday.

“Money is important of course but it is more important to be happy – so to train and play well, but earn less money is something I am comfortable with.

“I believe in this team and the future of the club so I want to be part of the experience and continue to help the growth of the club.

“Next season I want to score more goals and provide more assists.

“The only thing which would make the situation perfect is to move my family (who live in Italy) closer to me!”

Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez expressed his delight at the deal’s confirmation and confirmed the player’s wages will not increase: “Kevin has not asked for a penny more from the club for this new deal due to our economic situation.

"It is great news for all at the club that Kevin has renewed but we wanted to make it public next week.

"We had possibility to renew his deal automatically in April, but I decided not to exercise that option because I didn't want to force him.

“His family lives in Italy and for Kevin to play here it is a great sacrifice for him personally, which we appreciate.

“I hope he can continue to play at the same level for the next three years as he has done this season.”

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