Ghanaian forward, Kevin-Prince Boateng has disclosed why he signed for Seria B outfit AC Monza.
The former Barcelona forward earlier this week joined newly promoted Seria B side from Fiorentina on a year contract, with the option to extend for a further year, subject to certain conditions.
The 33-year-old before sealing the move was linked to a plethora of clubs, but at the end opted to sign for Monza.
“For many reasons, I could have stayed calm in Florence, but I’m used to the pressure and that’s why I chose this project. I want to help Monza achieve great goals,” Boateng said at his unveiling to the press.
The move meant that Boateng has reunited with ex-Milan leaders Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani.
The duo are building a new football dynasty at Monza and have made Boateng their 11th signing of the summer as they hope to secure Seria A promotion by the end of the season.
“I have a bond with Galliani and Berlusconi that goes beyond football, so it would have been difficult to say no when they called me,” Boateng said.
“I’m not used to playing in a team without pressure, but I see a lot of ambition and can’t wait to get started.”
When quizzed about where he will like to play, Boateng, who’s known for his versatility divulged that he’s ready to play whichever role coach Cristian Brocchi deploys him, but prefers to play as an attacking midfielder.
“Role? The coach sees me as an attacking midfielder and I hope to play in that role, but I’m ready for anything and if he wanted to line me up as a full-back, I’d be a full-back,” he stated.
Boateng is expected to make his Monza debut on Saturday when they travel to the Carlo Castellani stadium to play Empoli.