The director of sport at Hertha Berlin, Fredi Bobic has disclosed that the club decided to give Ghana forward Kevin Prince Boateng a new deal because of his performance in the relegation playoff last season.
Today, the German Bundesliga club has officially announced that the experienced forward has been signed to a new deal that will run through to June 2023.
“Back home: last summer, Prince Boateng made a return to his old stomping ground, back to where it all started for him 28 years ago. Today, that return continues – at Hertha BSC! Berlin-born Prince has extended his contract until June 2023 and will don the blue and white of Hertha next season,” an official club statement said on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Hertha Berlin sports director Fredi Bobic, the performance of KP Boateng during the playoffs last season played a keep part in deciding to offer the veteran a new deal.
“The relegation play-off proved to us just how important Prince is for our team, and he didn’t show it just then. He’s our leader, getting stuck in and pushing everyone else along with him. We’ll need players just like that next season,” the director disclosed as quoted on the Hertha Berlin website.
Next season, KP Boateng will hope to stay fit as he targets a return to the Black Stars for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.