Boateng eager for Spurs exit
German midfielder ready to move on
By Ben Collins. Last Updated: December 14, 2008 4:20pm
Boateng: Sees future elsewhere
Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is ready to quit Spurs and return to Germany.
The 21-year-old wants a fresh start in January after failing to establish himself at White Hart Lane.
Although Boateng was a £5.4million capture from Hertha Berlin at the start of last season, he found it hard to convince previous managers Martin Jol and Juande Ramos having been signed by former director of football Damien Comolli.
Boateng made just seven league starts last term and slipped down the pecking order with the arrival of David Bentley, Luka Modric and Roman Pavlyuchenko in the summer.
New boss Harry Redknapp has handed Boateng just two substitute appearances this season so the Germany Under 21 international believes the time has come to move on.
"I have the quality but I certainly don't have a future in London," he told the People.
"Tottenham signed Modric, Bentley and Pavlyuchenko and there is no place for me.
"Apparently I did not convince Juande Ramos, even though he was not fully fair to me.
"And as for Martin Jol, he never wanted me - he told me himself. Damien Comolli wanted me and pushed my transfer through."