Hertha Berlin have given experienced midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng a one-year contract extension after he played a key role in helping them avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
Boateng, 35, put in a battling display to help Hertha win last month’s play-off, second leg at Hamburg 2-0, which guaranteed survival.
“We have seen the importance Prince has in our team, not only in the relegation (play-off),” Hertha managing director Fredi Bobic said on Wednesday.
Hertha in his blood 💎💎💎 @KPBofficial #GemeinsamHertha #HaHoHe pic.twitter.com/xKjF89Bwgd
— Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) June 22, 2022
“He leads by example and pulls everyone along.
“These are exactly the qualities we need in the coming season.”
GRATEFUL 💙🩸❤️ @HerthaBSC pic.twitter.com/gVyGr1DA9T
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) June 22, 2022
He had been left on the bench for Hertha’s 1-0 home defeat in the first leg.
The Berlin-born Ghana international started his career at Hertha after graduating from the youth academy to the senior team in 2005.
Following stints at more than a dozen clubs, including Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Fiorentina, he returned to Hertha in July 2021, making 18 appearances last season in Germany’s topflight.