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Kevin-Prince Boateng completes surprise Barcelona loan switch

Kevin-Prince Boateng completes surprise Barcelona loan switch
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The former Spurs and Portsmouth midfielder has joined the LaLiga side until the end of the season.

Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined Barcelona in a surprise move on loan for the remainder of the season.

The LaLiga giants have reached an agreement with Sassuolo for the temporary switch, and have the option to sign Boateng for a £7.1million fee in the summer.

Boateng, the former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder, will be presented at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old joined Sassuolo on a free transfer last summer, and has steadily impressed for the Serie A side, scoring four goals in 13 league appearances.

He heads to the Nou Camp with Barcelona lacking cover in attack after Paco Alcacer joined Borussia Dortmund and Munir El Haddadi switched to Sevilla.

Barcelona hold a five-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the summit of La Liga.

Boateng joined Spurs from Hertha Berlin in 2007, but failed to make an impression at White Hart Lane before being shipped out on loan to Dortmund, and then spending a season at Portsmouth as they were relegated to the Championship.

The former Ghana international has also enjoyed two spells at AC Milan, played for Schalke, and netted 10 times in 28 appearances for Las Palmas, before leaving for Frankfurt, and then heading to Italy.

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