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Tuesday, 04 August 2020 20:39

Boateng's dreams of ending career at Hertha Berlin shattered Featured

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The 33-year-old has said he wants to call time on his playing career at his boyhood club, but the current boss of the side has none of it as he focuses on the recruitment of youngsters over his club's course for the many football seasons ahead

Hertha Berlin manager Bruno Labbadia has stressed that his side may not need the services of Kevin-Prince Boateng as they look forward to building a long-term project with the recruitment of youth stars in the near future.

The former Schalke 04 midfielder left the Berlin-based club at the early stages of his football career having graduated from their youth ranks in 2007.

In an interview with sports magazine Socrates, the Ghanaian international stated that it would be a dream to hang up his boots at Hertha Berlin together with his brother having left their fold in 13 years.

And now the current manager of the Bundesliga top-flight side says the ambitions of the club over their recruitment policy will make the signing of the veteran midfielder impossible even though he is still aware of what he is made of.

Labbadia said via Kicker: "Kevin has the quality, no question about it. But we want to build something up for the coming years, and it is very important who we put in the positions. And that's why we mainly look for young players."

Boateng just ended his six-month loan spell with Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig and is due back to ACF Fiorentina as his contract with the ltalian top-flight outfit will expire in June 2021.

The Berlin-born midfielder dynamo has capped 15 times for Ghana with two goals to his credit.

 

By Hassan Alhassan

 

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