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Derek Boateng's Fulham move hangs in the balance

Published on: 30 January 2013

Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng's proposed move to Fulham is hanging by a tread with just 24 hours before the transfer window in England closes.

His Ukrainian club Dnipro are unwilling to allow the defensive midfielder to leave despite initiating the process for the transfer to be completed two weeks ago.

Boateng has already undergone a medical at Fulham, who have secured a work permit for him, and talks between the clubs were said to be ongoing.

A fee of about £2m was mooted to sign a player who cost more than double that when joining Dnipro from Getafe back in 2011.

However things have gone quiet from Dnipro end even though the Ghanaian has since fallen out of favour and has made only two league starts in the first half of the season.

Martin Jol's interest in the 29-year-old is long established, with the Fulham manager having come close to securing the defensive midfielder on loan last summer.

Boateng, who had enjoyed spells in Greece, Sweden, Israel and Spain before moving to Ukraine.He is currently with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.



This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • African Consciousness says:
    January 30, 2013 03:23 pm
    Derek step up your game at AFCON to seal this deal!
  • TRuMPET says:
    January 30, 2013 04:56 pm
    It is not about stepping up his game, man. He made a mistake by going there in the first place. I believe they just want to punish his career. His revolt to leave the other term when he wanted to leave also hasn't helped cos it failed. Eastern Europe in general is a hard place for black footballers. Racism and weather does not help. That's why we have to remember players like Warris in our prayers. I personally wish no player will play in such countries. Unfortunately, our player refuse to learn.
  • Franciel says:
    January 30, 2013 07:19 pm
    he deaserves a better club in a top league. Why goin in Ukraine when you could play in so many good teams in France, Germany or Italy???