Official: Kevin Prince Boateng is a new Barcelona player

After several hours of negotiations between FC Barcelona and Sassuolo, the Catalan club finally landed the loan of Kevin Prince Boateng.

It was pretty much an obligation for FC Barcelona to sign a new striker, they sold players like Paco Alcacer or Munir El Haddadi and they finally landed the loan of Kevin Prince Boateng.

The former Ghana international who is already 31-years old, is the perfect fit for what the Catalan club has been looking for.

They wanted an experienced player who didn’t mind staying on the bench, but had the quality to respond in moments of pressure in case any of the top strikers got injured or were suspended.

Just last week came a report from Diario Sport, one that suggested Barcelona was already closing the deal for Carlos Vela’s loan from Los Angeles FC.

However, the MLS club refused to let the Mexican striker leave the club and the Spanish giants needed to look for their transfer to another club.

They finally found Kevin Prince Boateng as the perfect option, and finally made the deal official this Monday.

The Ghana international who was born in Berlin, came to Barcelona for €1 million and the option to buy him for €8 million once the loan is completed by the end of the season.

The Catalan club made the official announcement and posted an article with a profile of all the accomplishments the player has done throughout his career.

They started with his spell on Spanish football and the best club’s he’s ever played for during his prime.

“Born in Berlin on 6 March 1987, Kevin-Prince Boateng is a player who will surely adapt quickly to the team,” wrote FC Barcelona on their official website.

“With the 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.”

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“Furthermore, Boateng is a player who versatile to a fault. During his time with Las Palmas with Quique Setién as his 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,” the text concluded.

Boateng is scheduled to be presented as a new Barcelona player on Tuesday, February 22.

His presentation will include the traditional contract signing ceremony inside the President Suñol Box at 11:30 am, the familiar field photo session at Camp Nou stadium with a number of supporters cheering him at 12:15 pm, and the already expected press conference at Camp Nou.

Several posts of Kevin Prince Boateng’s arrival in Barcelona have already been posted on the club’s social media accounts, the player seemed very excited for this new challenge and we all expect him to deliver a high level of performance.

Despite already being considered a veteran, Boateng still has that flair that turns him into a very dangerous player for any club.

FC Barcelona made a good deal with him, all we need is to watch him perform and prove that he is fit to play in one of the best clubs in the world right now.

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