Barcelona announce loan signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng


FC Barcelona have announced the signing of Ghanaian striker Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Sassuolo.

The 31-year-old has been recruited for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

The initial deal will apparently cost Barcelona around €2million (£1.8m) with another €8m due if Barca wants him on a permanent contract.

Barcelona believes the player will add versatility to their squad.

“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.”

Kevin will be presented to Barcelona fans on Tuesday.