Boro unlikely to add second Boateng
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Ghana star spent time on trial on Teesside at the beginning of this month, but it does not appear he will be returning.
Steve McClaren ran the rule over the African starlet, who he has been chasing for a number of months.
However, the 20-year-old is now back in Greece after failing to land a permanent deal with the Teessiders.
French agent Fabien Piveteau, who was involved with the deal, confirmed that Boateng had left Boro.
"He did not get an offer from Middlesbrough," Piveteau said.
"I don't think they thought he was what they needed.
"He is now back in Greece, but could end up on trial elsewhere - maybe France."
Meanwhile, Boro chief McClaren has confirmed that he will not be overhauling his squad this summer.
"We've turned the squad around over the past two years," he said.
"We're just tweaking with it now so we'll be looking at one, two, maybe three players coming in, not wholesale changes.
"There's no transfer budget, as such. As and when players interest me, I'll speak to the chairman.
"He has always supported me in the transfer market and I'm sure he will do so again."