Despite morning his departure from the club, Eintracht Frankfurt Chief Bruno Hübner admits Boateng's exit from the club is a "win-win" situation for them.
Boateng is close to sealing a deal to the Italian Serie A side after notifying Frankfurt of his desire to move on.
He joined the German side last season from Spanish side Las Palmas and became an instant hit.
"Such a player is not so easy to come by," admits Hübner.
"But we could not prevent the farewell in Frankfurt two days before the start of the season in Frankfurt.
"We thank him for a great year."