Barcelona confirm Kevin-Prince Boateng signing

By Daily Sports on January 22, 2019

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Barcelona have confirmed the somewhat surprising transfer of Kevin-Prince Boateng from Sassuolo.

Goal reported earlier Monday that the attacker was on the verge of a shock move from the Serie A side, who he joined this past summer, to link up with the Liga champions.

The transfer includes a €8 million (£7m/$9m) option to buy, while Barca will pay a €2m loan fee for Boateng to feature for them the remainder of the season. A statement on the club’s official website reads: “Kevin-Prince Boateng is a player who will surely adapt quickly to the team. With experience of playing in four of the biggest leagues in Europe, the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga, he is a man who has scored goals wherever he has been.

“Furthermore, Boateng is a player who versatile to a fault. During his time with Las Palmas with Quique Setién as coach he played as an out and out striker, a typical number ‘9’. However, he is also able to play further back as he did at AC Milan, scoring twice against Barça in his time with the Rossoneri.

“His ability to bring people into the game means he is excellent at playing behind the main striker.”

Before the Blaugrana’s confirmation, Boateng himself had announced the deal in an interview with Sky Sports .

“Barca, I’m coming!” he said. “I’m sad to leave Sassuolo but this is a great chance.” (Goal)

•Photo shows Jerome Boateng 

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 22, 2019

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