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Portsmouth midfielder Boateng fined in Germany

Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has been hit by a fine in Germany.

The Sun says Boateng has been fined £50,000 for 13 counts of criminal damage back home in Berlin.

The German Under-21 midfielder was arrested last March after a number of parked cars were damaged in a drunken late-night spree.

Witnesses alleged Boateng 22, who was on loan to Borussia Dortmund from Spurs at the time, and former Hertha Berlin team-mate Patrick Ebert damaged paintwork and ripped wing mirrors from the cars.

White Hart Lane boss Harry Redknapp sold the player to Pompey in August for £4million.

And Redknapp recently admitted: "I didn't know much about Boateng when I arrived at Tottenham but I was listening to what other people were telling me about his character and the way he behaved off the field.

"And to be honest they weren't painting a very good picture of him.

"He was in a rut and maybe getting mixed up with the wrong people.

"So I ended up asking myself 'Do I need him around him here if it's true what people are saying about him?'"

Boateng, started just seven Premier League games for Spurs after signing for Martin Jol for £4.5m from Hertha Berlin in 2007.

And he played less than half an hour for Redknapp before being loaned to Dortmund.

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