“I know that I’m not going to be a regular player,” said Kevin-Prince Boateng, as he was presented by FC Barcelona as the access for the second round. Not have hesitated for the 31-Year-old nevertheless, when the surprising offer came: “I had to take advantage of this opportunity at FC Barcelona. I wouldn’t have needed a plane, I would have gone to Barcelona.”

Similar to low as the player himself also to the Spanish media estimate the chances of Boateng were to establish themselves in the first Eleven of the Catalans. “Many today have read this message thought that it is Fake News. And there are many reasons to believe,” wrote the sheet of paper “Marca” and called the Transfer a “surreal exchange”. Use opportunities be granted only in the case of injury, Luis Suarez and fail.

Whether the sport newspaper is right, it will show the rest of the season: obligations of the clubs in the League, two domestic Cup competitions and the Champions League should inserts for Boateng to be without a failure of the Superstars realistic.

Barcelona lends Boateng until the end of the season from Italian club Sassuolo, and a purchase option over eight million euros. The German-Ghanaian knows the Primera Liga from his time at UD Las Palmas, where he played in the season 2016/2017. Since this commitment, Boateng should also speak Spanish well.

“A big dream”

The linguistic Aptitude seems to be for Spanish media, the doubts do not outweigh the associated with the Boateng Transfer. “Why,” asked a commentator of the newspaper “Sport”, borrowing the club a player who is already at eleven employers under contract and has an “eccentric character, and is now rather out-of-sporting-life than for his football?”

Kevin-Prince Boateng (m.) in Barcelona

in fact, the player himself was very open to unprofessional behaviour in his past, and told the British “Guardian” in 2017, in reference to his early years as a player: “I was partying every night up to six o’clock. I weighed about 95 pounds, and was thick with Drink and bad food. Now I know how bad that was.”

In the Bundesliga had played Boateng last for Eintracht Frankfurt and the club from both the DFB-Pokal victory as well as a spot in the Europa League to be celebrated. For the current season, he moved to Sassuolo, to be according to Reports, closer to his Italian wife and his son. All the more surprised his move to Spain. Boateng said this about the decision: “I think for every child who starts playing football, it’s a great dream to play for a club like Barcelona.”


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