I could not say no to Berlusconi – KP Boateng on signing for AC Monza

Published on: 23 February 2021

Ghana international forward Kevin Prince Boateng says he could not turn down a move to AC Monza in the Italian Serie A because of his former President, Silvio Berlusconi.

The former AC Milan star joined the Serie B side from Fiorentina last summer on a season-long loan with the option to extend should the team qualify automatically to the Serie A, reuniting with former AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi who owns Monza Calcio.

According to him, he turned down several offers to join AC Monza after receiving calls from both Galliani and Berlusconi who needed his services badly.

“I had many offers, from the United States, Spain, and Germany and also from other parts of Italy. Galliani called me every day, he stressed me out! "We are waiting for you, we have a great team, you have to take the opportunity".

“He also made Berlusconi call me. I couldn't say no, I also did it out of gratitude; I'm towards the end of my career. They know football, I know what they want to build,” he said.