Ghana midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has showered praise on fans of former club Schalke 04 after mutually terminating his contract on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old was suspended by the German side following a 2-0 away defeat to FC Cologne in the 2014-15 season, with the club blaming him for “lack of mutual trust”, and was informed he could find a new club.
The former AC Milan player, who is expected to rejoin the Italian club in January after training with the team for several weeks, took to Facebook to show his enormous gratitude to the supporters of Schalke, insisting he is proud of them no matter how he was portrayed in the media.
“Dear Schalke fans, I would like to thank you all for your support during my time at the club [Schalke],” Boateng said.
“We had some great times and some low moments but I will always remember you guys as loyal and crazy. No matter what was said about me I was always proud to play for and represent Schalke 04.
“My experiences at the club have helped me in many ways. Thank you once again and all the best,” he added.
Boateng made 60 appearances for The Royal Blues – 46 in the Bundesliga, 12 in European competitions and two in the DFB Cup – throughout his stay in Germany and scored seven goals.
He will become eligible to play for Milan on January 1, 2016 as expected if a deal is officially signed.