Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng has confirmed his astonishing transfer from Italian minnows Sassuolo to La Liga giants Barcelona.
The 33-year-old will join Barcelona on loan until the end of the season with the club having an option to sign him permanently for eight million euros.
He confirmed the move to Sky Italia saying “Barca I’m coming! I’m sad to leave Sassuolo but it is a great chance”
Asked about his controversial comments on his Preference of Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo over Barcelona and Messi, Boateng replied “Don’t ask me about Real Madrid… is just the past! I only want to focus on Barcelona and I hope to score at Bernabéu for the next Clásico.”
Sassuolo general director Giovanni Carnevali flew to Barcelona later on Monday and the deal was confirmed later that night.
The Ghanaian attacker joined Sassuolo just this summer and has scored four goals in 13 Serie A outings playing further forward than usual.
Boateng in his previous stint in the Spanish top flight in a bid to resurrect his career, scored 10 goals in 28 appearances for Las Palmas in the 2016-17 season after which he left for Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga.
Boateng’s journeyman career has seen him turn out for, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Milan, Hertha Berlin, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke and finally he ends up at Barcelona.
This move comes as a surprise even though Barcelona have been looking to bolster their ranks upfront after they allowed Paco Alcacer and Munir to leave. Boateng may be an unexpected signing but is a player who can do a job for the team.
Kwamena Afful Cleland