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Make Sure You're Sitting Down - Prince-Boateng Is Going To Barcelona

Make Sure You're Sitting Down - Prince-Boateng Is Going To Barcelona

There have been some eye-brow raising transfers in seasons gone-by.

Lee Grant plays for Manchester United (true story!). Who could forget the confusion when Bebé showed up at Old Trafford in 2010. Or the WTFs when Edgar Davids came out of retirement to lace up the boots at Barnet in the same year.

Well, this one's right up there...

Kevin Prince-Boateng - the guy that managed a grand total of 14 league appearances for Spurs between 2007 and 2009, and with more clubs under his belt than Shane Lowry - is on the verge of signing for FC Barcelona.

The Ghanaian midfielder, half brother of German World Cup winning defender Jerome Boateng, is currently on the books of Sassuolo in Italy, having also taken in Las Palmas and Eintract Frankfurt since leaving Milan in 2016.

But now, the 31 year-old seems to be on his way from the Serie A side, who sit twelfth after a weekend draw at Inter.

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Reports suggest that the switch to the Spanish giants will take the form of a loan with an option to buy - with the La Liga leaders parting with £1.75 million pounds in order to bring Prince-Boateng in for the remainder of the season.

Should they be impressed - and there's nothing to suggest they won't be - they can snap him up in June for the paltry sum of £7 million. What's not to love?

The playmaker was part of the Milan side that picked up a league title in 2011, before playing a central role in Eintract Franfurt's march to the German Cup last season. He hasn't pulled on a Ghana shirt since he was sent packing from the 2014 World Cup by James Kwesi Appiah, after he and Sulley Muntari reportedly were involved in a slagging match with the then coach.

Barca manager Ernesto Valverde seems intent on shaking things up at the Nou Camp during the Winter window, with current assets Denis Suarez, Phillipe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele all subjects of continued transfer speculation.

Aaron Strain

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