By Â Hassan Haji Talib
With a specially convened press conference shortly before the end of the transfer window in the summer of 2013, a new savior for the FC Schalke 04 was presented . With great pride, received one Kevin -Prince Boateng , who was bought from AC Milan for 12 million euros.
Boateng would therefore determined by Klaas -Jan Huntelaar and Jose Manuel Jurado been resold to third place among the most expensive transfers of royal blue club's history . After a strong start and recognizable boom euphoria ebbed around him somewhat. Sometimes this was perhaps also the fluctuating performance of the team , including himself of course.
The value ??of the 26 -year-old in this Bundesliga season read as follows: 18 games, six goals, two assists. 79 percent of his passes arrive, but Boateng wins less than half of his tackles , that only 45 percent. Here one must relativize however , as the national team of Ghana had to help out a few times in the storm and far more games completed in the offensive area. Now he is with Roman Neustadter at his side , the double-six in central midfield , where he assumes the offensive part.
Born in Berlin to lead Schalke and support the young ones with his experience. Â But his achievements are staggering , he lacks consistency. That was the case at his former club AC Milan. " Boateng has never been the leader in the first place in Milan. Surely he had one of the great moments and had some influence in the ' Rossonieri ' especially in his first season - . , The best he played here ," says Sergio Chesi Goal of Italy.
AC Milan did not give him away for no reason. In the last two years of his time at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium whose services were no longer " consistent and constant. This was also one of the reasons why Milan let him go ," Â Chesi concluded.