Boateng set for shock Barcelona move

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Boateng set for shock Barcelona move

Spanish giants Barcelona have announced the signing of Ghanaian striker Kevin-Prince Boateng from Serie A side Sassuolo on loan.

The 31-year old German-born Ghana global is not the flawless replacement for Munir, who was an out-and-out striker.

German-born Ghanian Boateng is now with Serie A side Sassuolo, having moved last summer from German club Eintracht Frankfurt. "I'm sad to leave Sassuolo but this is a great chance".

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One particular interview from 2017 revealed Boateng had regarded himself as a Real Madrid fan since he was a child, but he dismissed that ahead of joining Barca and is eager to score against Los Blancos in the next Clasico on March 2.

He spent the 2016-17 season in Spain with Canary Islands side Las Palmas, netting 10 goals in 28 La Liga appearances, and will be presented officially at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Following spells with Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Portsmouth, he played some of the best football of his career during a three-year stint with Milan between 2010 and 2013.

Barcelona have been looking to bolster their attacking options since allowing Munir El Haddadi to join Sevilla.

He has scored five goals in 15 games this season for Sassuolo.

Boateng has played for a number of different European clubs in his career.

Boateng is Barca's second loan signing in the January transfer window after the club had already brought in Valencia defender Jeison Murillo.

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