On 18 August , Boateng completed his move to Eintracht Frankfurt on a three-year deal. On 5 July , Boateng signed with Sassuolo.
Boateng holds a German passport , previously playing for the Germany national youth team. In , Berliner Morgenpost reported that then Germany under coach Dieter Eilts would no longer select him and other team players due to a curfew that had been broken in the team's camp during the June Toulon Tournament in France.
In June , Boateng told the German authorities that he was no longer interested in representing Germany. Boateng received a Ghanaian passport  and switched his allegiance to Ghana in May ;   he has said that he feels more Ghanaian.
FIFA's decision to reverse the rules in had given Boateng the green light to switch his allegiance, and time appeared to be running out when his clearance to represent the Black Stars had still not arrived at the beginning of May Boateng was selected as part of the Ghana squad for the World Cup in South Africa by head coach Milovan Rajevac ,  to fill in for the injured Michael Essien alongside defensive midfielder Anthony Annan.
Ghana held Germany to a 60th-minute lone goal and 1—0 win. In November , Boateng announced his international retirement, citing fatigue from travel at the age of 24 years, thus missing the chance to contest the Africa Cup of Nations.
On 26 June, Boateng was sent home and suspended from the Ghana squad for disciplinary reasons, only hours before the final group match against Portugal , after he was alleged to have verbally abused former manager James Kwesi Appiah during a team meeting.
Boateng is a quick, dynamic, physically strong and well-rounded midfielder , known for his aggression, eye for goal, long-range shooting ability, flair and dribbling skills.
He combines technical skill with speed of action which makes him more dangerous. Boateng was born in Berlin. He is divorced from his first wife Jenny  with whom he has a son, Jermaine-Prince.
Boateng is multiracial and has a tattoo of the map of Ghana and the country's name on his arm — a visible link to his Ghanaian heritage.
Boateng is a keen singer and dancer,  and has said that his singing and dancing idol is Michael Jackson.
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He made 24 appearances for Manchester City. In June , Boateng expressed his desire to leave Manchester City for Bayern Munich , stating that playing for Bayern would help his chances of playing regularly for the Germany national team and that he was frustrated at having to play almost exclusively at right back.
He was given the same number 17 shirt he wore at Manchester City and for most of his time with Hamburger SV. He made his debut on 27 July as a second-half substitute for Rafinha during the Audi Cup in a match against Milan.
He made 48 appearances during the —12 season. FC Nürnberg , after Bayern had already won the league title.
On 2 October , Boateng picked up a red card against former club Manchester City which resulted in a one-match ban in the Champions League.
He scored a goal in 43 appearances during the —14 season. On 17 September , Boateng scored his first European goal for Bayern in the —15 Champions League season with a strike which was the only goal in the opening group stage match against his former club Manchester City.
Boateng scored in a 7—0 Champions League round of 16 win against Shakhtar Donetsk on 11 March ,  and in a 6—1 quarter-final win over Porto on 21 April.
Boateng started the —16 season by playing in the German Super Cup. On 20 December , Boateng suffered pectoral muscle tendon and was out for almost three months.
On 13 September , Boateng made his comeback after days on the sidelines in the Champions League match and provided one assist to Joshua Kimmich 's late goal after being subbed on in a 3—0 victory over Anderlecht.
Boateng has played for the German under and under national teams. He made his debut with the Germany senior team on 10 October against Russia , becoming the first German international to get sent off on his debut; he received a second booking in the second half.
The game ended in a 1—0 victory for Germany. Boateng started his second straight game as Germany beat England 4—1,  and Argentina 4—0 in the quarter-final,  as well as the 1—0 loss to Spain in the semi-final.
Boateng featured in the third-place game against Uruguay. He aided Germany to a 3—2 win by providing the assist for Germany's second goal by Marcell Jansen , helping to secure third place at a second straight World Cup.
Boateng was included in Germany's man squad for Euro He played at right-back and featured in four of their five matches as the nation reached the semi-final, but were eliminated by Italy.
Boateng and his brother played against each other again four years later during the next World Cup, when Ghana and Germany were once again drawn in the same group.
Several media sources named him as man of the match, although the official man of the match was Mario Götze. On 13 June , Boateng made an amazing goal-line clearance which denied Ukraine to score a goal as the match ended 2—0 victory for the Germans in their first group stage match.
A versatile defender, Boateng primarily is a centre-back , although he can also play as a right-back.
Physically strong and composed in possession, he has garnered a reputation as a tough- tackling defender, with good passing and an ability to read the game, and is considered to be one of the world's best at his position.
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