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Kevin-Prince Boateng bids farewell to Besiktas

Ghanaian attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng has given an emotional farewell to fans ahead of his exit from Turkish giants Besiktas.

The 33-year-old signed a six-month loan deal with the Super Lig side in January 2020. The club extended the agreement to August 3 following the break in football caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He reportedly had a clause entered into his contract for a possible long-term extension but the management of the Turkish side opted against triggering the option.

“I would like to say a very big thank you to the large Beşiktaş family. I will really miss you at all times,” Boateng posted on Twitter.

The former Barcelona star will miss the team’s final league game after picking up an injury during a 2-0 win over Fenerbache.

The player will return to Fiorentina, his parent club and put an effort into impressing his old teammates following a torrid early spell with La Viola.

Boateng scored three goals in 11 games for Besiktas.