Kevin Prince Boateng
Kevin Prince Boateng

Journeyman, Kevin Prince Boateng says Besiktas has what it takes to be compared to his former sides, Barcelona or AC Milan.

Boating, 32, joined the Turkish SuperLig side on loan from Fiorentina during the winter window transfer.

The Ghana forward made a huge impression by scoring on his debut for the Eagles in their 3-0 win over Gaziantep.

“I think everything is positive, the facilities are amazing. I’ve seen a lot of clubs, I’ve been around the world, I’ve changed a lot of teams and I have to be honest this [Besiktas] is one of the best I’ve seen with big clubs like Barcelona and Milan,”

The 2017 DFP Pokal winner with Eintracht Frankfurt, however, admitted that playing in the Turkish league has always been a long time dream and he did not hesitate to give his agent the green light when he heard about the deal.

“I always wanted to come and play in Tukey because I grew up with all my Turkish friends in Berlin and they were all Besiktas supporters.

“As soon as the news came out everybody texted me and they said finally you went home.

“There was not a lot of thinking because when I heard Besiktas, I told my agent please make the deal I want to go and play for this great club.”