Despite winning the German Young Player of the Year award only two years ago, this Tottenham midfielder finds himself given the cold shoulder by Juande Ramos.
It is for this reason that Kevin-Prince Boateng has sought out a move, albeit on-loan, to Bundesliga side Stuttgart. The 21-year-old was signed for £4.5million from Hertha Berlin in 2007, but he has failed to hold down a regular place at White Hart Lane, leading to him looking back to the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart have expressed an interest in the midfielder, but his agent Jorg Neubauer telling Stuttgarter Nachrichten his client prefers Die Roten:
Kevin has decided on Stuttgart, now the two clubs have to agree.
The deal looks to be sealed very soon, with Stuttgart’s general manager Horst Held confirming the move:
Boateng is a very interesting player. We are in talks.
Spurs have yet to see the best of the former Young German Player of the Year. Perhaps Ramos is building a new side without him and wants to let Boateng play to get the best possible fee for him in January. Or maybe he is just being nice to the lad and letting him finally get some playing time.