FC Barcelona announced today that Sassuolo forward Kevin-Prince Boateng will be the Blaugrana’s winter transfer signing as part of their strategy to reinforce the attack. The Ghana international is joining Barça on loan for €2 million euros until the end of the season with an €8m option to buy.
Boateng has an extensive history in Europe after playing in the Bundesliga for Hertha Berlín, Borussia Dortmund, and Schalke, Premier League with Tottenham, and Portsmouth, Serie A with Genoa, Milan and Sassuolo before joining us. He also spent a year in La Liga playing for Las Palmas in the 2016-2017 season where he scored 10 goals. The official site highlighted the fact that Boateng “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.”
Boateng, the brother of Germany and Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, will be presented to the media on Tuesday morning. He is the first Ghanaian player ever signed by the club. It is possible that he could feature this Thursday during the Copa del Rey clash against Sevilla.