Kevin-Prince Boateng explains surprise move to Monza

Kevin-Prince Boateng explains surprise move to Monza
Kevin-Prince Boateng has completed his transfer to Italian club AC Monza. Image credit/source:

by Staff Reporter

Friday Oct 02, 2020. 14:00

Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has described his surprise move to AC Monza as “the greatest of my career.”

The 33-year-old midfielder-cum-striker recently completed his transfer to the Italian Serie B side from Serie A club Fiorentina.

Boateng has now explained why he joined the White and Reds, who are back in Serie B after securing promotion from Serie C Group A.

“For many reasons, I could have stayed calm in Florence, but I’m used to the pressure and that’s why I chose this project,” Boateng said on Goal.

“I want to help Monza achieve great goals.”

Boateng has reunited with former AC Milan president and vice chairman Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani having worked with them at the Serie A giants in 2010 and in another short spell in 2016.

Berlusconi and Galliani, who are influential Italian businessmen and politicians, took ownership of Monza in 2018.

“I have a bond with Galliani and Berlusconi that goes beyond football, so it would have been difficult to say no when they called me,” Boateng said.

“I’m not used to playing in a team without pressure, but I see a lot of ambition and can’t wait to get started.”

Monza’s manager is Cristian Brocchi, who coached Boateng at Milan in 2016 and the player is looking forward to playing under the Italian tactician.

“Role? The coach sees me as an attacking midfielder and I hope to play in that role, but I’m ready for anything and if he wanted to line me up as a full-back, I’d be a full-back,” he concluded.

Boateng could make his debut for Monza when they take on Empoli in a Serie B match on Saturday.

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