Following his abrupt move to Eintracht Frankfurt from LaLiga, Kevin-Prince Boateng has shed light on his transfer back to German football.
Boateng only stuck around in the Canary Islands for one season despite seeming content in the Spanish league, expressing exactly why the transfer has gone through.
“I am making this decision for my family, which is the most important thing,” said the 30-year-old.
“I have decided as a father, as a husband, not as a player.”
The explosive midfielder has spent various seasons in different parts of Europe but now it seems the German-born Ghana international wishes to return home.
“I am not happy being away from my family,” said the former AC Milan player. “I told the president and he understood me.
“It is a very difficult and sad day for me, it is not easy to understand and it is my responsibility.”
Whilst his career is set to resume in the Bundesliga, Boateng did not rule out a comeback to Gran Canaria.
“In the world of football, not everything is true, but I will return to Las Palmas because it is a family,” he said.
“Las Palmas has given me a lot, not only in football.”
Miguel Angel Ramírez, president of the club, has acknowledged that he did not prevent the player’s departure.
“I told [Boateng] to take his time, to think it over and that we would support him in making the decision he made,” he said