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Ghana midfielder Dereek Boateng vows to lift new club Rayo Vallecano

Published on: 16 July 2014
Derek Boateng

Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng believes his dexterity can help improve the status of his new club Rayo Vallecano in next season’s Spanish La Liga.

The 31-year-old was unveiled as player of the Los Franjirrojos on Tuesday.

He signed for the Madrid-based side last month after a frustrating spell at relegated English side Fulham.

Boateng made just three appearances for Fulham in the just ended season which ultimately cost him a place in the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The Ghana international is making a return to Spain three year after leaving Getafe to sign for Ukrainian side FC Dnipro.

"I am very happy to be here and I will give my best for this club. I've known they wanted me since January. I like to have the ball and distribute so I'm happy to be at this club,” he said at the press conference.

“The manager [Paco] has told me what he needs me to do and hopefully we can make the top ten this evening."

Boateng has played for so many clubs in Europe including Panathinaikos, AIK Stockholm, Beitar Jerusalem and FC Cologne.


  • wofa kofi says:
    July 17, 2014 09:56 am
    May God help. U Derek we r all praying dat u get a full playing time
  • Ansong says:
    July 16, 2014 08:41 am
    HOW CAN YOU PLAY ACTIVE FOOTBALL @ 40? we shall soon see the length of mr Frog.
    July 16, 2014 09:50 am
    Hahaha!!!!!!!. Ansong, what a comment.You killing me with laugther.Are you measuring DB's end to that of the length of a dead frog? Anyway let's have fun. But remember what Roger Milla did.
  • nyame Nti says:
    July 16, 2014 10:52 am
    Which animal is called anshon u always comment like the one was feed in bush with animal .The night is over soo wake and was ur anr d bee wise enough . A personwhom vwas bread in the house couple will not comment like u not ur fot but for ur parent to abandon u
  • Asenegal says:
    July 16, 2014 05:08 pm
    Ansong or whatever, if Derek or any body can play @ 40 or even 50, is that ur bussiness? Man get a life nd stop talking rubbish