Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng was welcomed back to his former club AC Milan after the Italian side completed all formal procedures to get the player on board, as reported by the Guardian.
Milan officially deposited the contract papers with the Lega Serie A - the league’s governing body - which was duly accepted, meaning Boateng will be available for selection from the following week.
Success in Italy
The 28-year-old endured the most successful spell of his career in AC Milan colours and will be excited to be back in Italy.
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He left for German side FC Schalke in the summer of 2013 for a fee of €10 million signing a four-year deal. After two seasons with the club, he was unable to continue as a Schalke player after the Bundesliga outfit suspended Boateng in May last year for an indefinite period for poor behaviour.
Hence his future in Germany looked bleak and he began training at his old side in September.
Termination of contract
FC Schalke terminated his contract in December, making him a free agent to join any club in the next transfer window.
In his first stint with the Milan-based club, Boateng played 100 matches and scored 17 goals in all competitions in a span of four years.
Club president Silvio Berlusconi was a particular supporter of Boateng and having got him back, there is optimism around San Siro about the possibility of the club becoming among the best in Europe once again in the future.
Contract length at San Siro
AC Milan have only agreed a six-month contract with the midfielder and would have to renew the deal providing they are impressed with Boateng’s performances for the rest of the season.
The versatile playmaker has a wide array of skills and his key strengths include through balls, concentration and counter-attack situations, according to WhoScored.
The former Portsmouth ace is well aware of the ambitious nature at the Italian club and having played for them in the past, should quickly become reaccustomed to the Milan style of play.