Kevin-Prince Boateng makes Frankfurt move after leaving Las Palmas
Eintracht Frankfurt have completed the signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng on a free transfer.
Earlier this week, Boateng terminated his contract at Las Palmas and returns to the Bundesliga on a three-year deal.
The midfielder, a 2011 Serie A champion with AC Milan, will replace injured Mexico international Marco Fabian, who was ruled out for the remainder of 2017 on Thursday.
He had signed a three-year contract extension with Las Palmas in May, but reached an agreement to terminate it because of "irreversible personal reasons" and wanted to be closer to his family.
The former Ghana international is reunited with coach Niko Kovac and sporting executive Fredi Bobic at Frankfurt, having been at Hertha Berlin with them.
Bobic told the club's official website: "We've been in contact with Kevin for a while. We are delighted we were able to support him in his wish to return to Germany.
"We are well aware of Kevin's strength in midfield and are convinced that he'll play an important role in our team. Kevin is a winning character."
Boateng said he had "missed Germany, and most of all Bundesliga" and added: "It means the world to me that Eintracht enabled me and my family to return home.
"I am looking forward to an exciting fight this season -- this league is more balanced than ever."
Kovac told a news conference: "He has outstanding footballing qualities. Our young players can learn a lot from him. Kevin-Prince Boateng can be a leader for us."
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.