Ghana's No. 1

Dnipro confirm Derek Boateng capture

Published on: 22 June 2011

Ukrainian side Dnipro have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng.

The 28-year-old moved from Spanish side Getafe for a transfer fee of US$8.5m.

Boateng signed a four-year contract which leaves him at the club until 2015.

"Dnipro has formalized the transition to our club Ghanaian midfielder Derek Boateng," a statement from Dnipro read.

"Derek signed a personal contract for a period of four years.

"For the upcoming season he will wear the No.20 jersey."

Boateng will join his compatriot Samuel Inkoom at the club coached by former Tottenham coach Juande Ramos.

Dnipro are boosting their squad in their ambitious quest for a Ukrainian title and a place in the Champions League next season.

Boateng joined Getafe in 2009 and played 36 games, scoring twice with his last game being their clash with Real Sociedad.

Getafe got a lot of money from his transfer but lose a player who has been instrumental in the past two seasons.

Dnipro slapped in the offer for the Ghanaian last week but he was unhappy over his salary offered by Dnipro and a move to Ukraine.

Boateng even travelled to England at the weekend with West Brom or Aston Villa said to be interested in him but the Premier League clubs were unable to meet Getafe’s demands.

But on Monday night an agreement was reached over his personal terms which paved the way for him to join the ambitious Ukrainian club.

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