Boateng: Decision because of family

Kevin-Prince Boateng has explained his sudden decision to terminate his contract at Las Palmas was driven by missing his family.

The 30-year-old is finalising a deal to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt to move closer to his family after his surprise decision to leave Los Amarillos.

“This decision has been made for my family, which is the most important thing for me,” Boateng told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday.

“My choice has come as a father and as a husband, not as a player, I am not happy being away from my family.

“It is a very difficult day for me filled with sadness and I am sure it is not easy to understand and it is my responsibility.

“Of course, Las Palmas is also my family and I would not rule out a return here one day.

“This club and this place his given me a lot not just as a footballer but as a person and I am forever grateful.”

The former Tottenham, Portsmouth and Milan star netted 10 La Liga goals in 28 appearances last season, attracting attention from a number of rival clubs.

In May, Boateng had signed a three-year contract extension with Las Palmas but has now left the club within three months.

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