Boateng receives award at Milanello for 100 appearances for the club.
Speaking to the Milan Channel, Galliani revealed the ins and outs of the midfielder’s move to the club back in 2010 for his first spell and how his award for 100 appearances with the Milan jersey is long overdue: “I was at Forte Dei Marmi, and while I was chatting away with Genoa President Preziosi about the 2010 World Cup, he told me that he had signed Boateng, who was a player that I was very impressed with during his performances with Ghana. In just 10 minutes, we were able to agree a move from Genoa to Milan. He started his adventure with us on the 28th of August 2010 in Milan-Lecce, a match that ended 4-0 to us, and three years later on the 28th of August 2013 he played his last match of his first spell against PSV Eindhoven and scored twice. He then left and so this award has been waiting for him for the past two years! We’re very pleased to have him and I think he is also very happy. You’ve finally come back and so I wish you all the best and I hope you can receive more of these awards in the future.”
Commenting after Galliani’s speech, Boateng said the following: “I am very happy and I hope to make another 100 appearances, but this is a decision for the coach.”