Kevin-Prince Boateng confirms he won’t join Barcelona on a permanent deal

Former Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has confirmed that he won’t be joining Barcelona on a permanent basis this summer. The veteran forward made the shock loan move to the Blaugrana from Sassuolo during the 2019 January transfer window but he was not much of an influence with just three appearances in the Spanish La Liga.

Despite this, there had been a lingering doubt whether the Blaugrana may sign him permanently but Boateng has cleared the same by thanking the club for the massive opportunity last term, he wrote on Instagram: “Today ends one of the most exciting experiences of my career. I thank every person who made this possible.

“I thank my teammates who made me feel at home from day one, champions and great people. I thank all the management, available and always present. A special thought goes to all the fans: I will always carry you in my heart. I wanted to give something more, but I did my best in every minute that was given to me to honour this fantastic shirt!”

Boateng was pursued from Sassuolo in order to provide cover to Suarez, who has been struggling with a knee problem on occasions. However, the Uruguayan managed to show little concerns over the same during the backend of the campaign and that meant that Boateng was often left on the bench or left out of the matchday squad altogether.

Irrespective of this, Boateng had no concerns, given he had already acknowledged that he was never assured of gametime with the club. The former AC Milan star is now expected to return to Sassuolo for pre-season training and it remains to be seen whether he would stay put with the side. Boateng has not completed two seasons with a single club since his time at Schalke between 2013 and 2015.