Boateng, Barca's first Ghanaian star

Kevin-Prince Boateng becomes the first Ghanaian to join the Spanish giants

FC Barcelona's new signing, ​​Kevin-Prince Boateng, becomes the first Ghanaian in the history of the club.

He joined the Spanish champions from Italian Serie A side, US Sassuolo on a loan deal until the end of the La Liga season.

The son of a Ghanaian father and a German mother, and the older brother of Bayern Munich centre-back, Jérôme Boateng, the 31-year-old forward was an international in Germany's lower categories until he achieved dual German-Ghanaian nationality in 2010.

Boateng featured for Ghana at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup

Playing for Ghana has allowed him to participate in two FIFA World Cups -- South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014 -- where he faced his brother. The first match ended 0-1 in favour of the German team, while in 2014 the match ended with a heroic 2-2 draw.

Formed in Hertha Berlin's junior sides -- a team with which he debuted in the Bundesliga --, Boateng has played in four of the five major European leagues wearing the shirts of Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt, Las Palmas and Sassuolo, the Italian team he joined in the summer.

Boateng becomes the 14th African footballer to wear the Barça shirt.