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Three reasons behind Barcelona's move for Kevin-Prince Boateng

Published on: 21 January 2019
Three reasons behind Barcelona's move for Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng

Ghanaian striker Kevin-Prince Boateng is set to sign for Barcelona - and reports claim the La Liga giants factored three things into their transfer decision.

Boateng to Barcelona looks set to be the most surprising transfer of the January window so far.

The 31-year-old is closing in on a move to the Nou Camp from Serie A outfit Sassuolo as the La Liga giants aim to land a forward amid their battle for silverware.

Prior to the Boateng speculation, many expected Barcelona to fork out for either Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata or Middlesbrough reject Christian Stuani. Both men were previously under consideration.

Boateng, however, now looks set to be Barcelona’s latest forward addition.

And Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo have revealed the three ways the Ghana international fits the Barcelona profile.

The Catalan giants needed a new striker, having allowed Paco Alcacer to leave for Borussia Dortmund during the summer.

Barcelona reportedly wanted a player with La Liga experience.

And Boateng fits the bill, having previously played in the Spanish top flight with Las Palmas.

The crazy career of Kevin-Prince Boateng:

2004–2000 - Hertha BSC II

2005–2007 - Hertha BSC

2007–2009 - Tottenham Hotspur

2009 - Borussia Dortmund (loan

2009–2010 - Portsmouth

2010–2013 - AC Milan

2013–2015 - Schalke 04

2016 - AC Milan

2016–2017 - Las Palmas

2017–2018 - Eintracht Frankfurt

2018 – Sassuolo

They also wanted a player who has the stomach for the fight.

Boateng is a divine character but wears his heart on his sleeve, having always established himself at whatever club he is at.

Barcelona needed someone with the thirst to tackle Luis Suarez, who is their undisputed No 9 for now.

And Boateng is seen as somebody who could force Suarez to up his game.

Mundo Deportivo say Barcelona also wanted somebody with experience of playing for a top side.

And, though Boateng has spent the last couple of years drifting, he has experience of playing at the highest level.

The 31-year-old previously flourished for AC Milan in Italy.

And he has also played for German side Schalke.


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