Barcelona Finalize Boateng Move

Barcelona are reportedly close to signing Sassuolo forward Kevin-Prince Boateng having reached an agreement in principle regarding a loan move with an option to buy.

According to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Barcelona believe Boateng is “the right man” to add depth to their squad.

Per Di Marzio, Barcelona’s option to make his stay at the Camp Nou permanent will be €8 million.

The former Milan attacker only joined Sassuolo from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer and has gone on to score five goals in 15 appearances.

He already has experience of Spanish football with Las Palmas, where he netted 10 times across 28 games in La Liga.

Barca, for their part, are in the market for attacking reinforcements after losing Paco Alcacer to Borussia Dortmund, while Ousmane Dembele is out for several weeks and Malcolm has been linked with a move away.