Boateng: Besiktas is like Barcelona or Milan

Author: Peter Sarbah
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng

Ghana international Kevin Prince Boateng believes Turkish club, Besiktas has what it takes to be compared to Spanish giants, Barcelona or AC Milan in Italy.

The 32-year-old who joined the Turkish side from Fiorentina on loan and got his career off to a blistering start with his debut goal in their 3-0 win over Gaziantep described his new club as one of the best among the teams he previously played.

“I think everything is positive, the facilities are amazing. I’ve seen a lot of clubs, I’ve been around the world, I’ve changed a lot of teams and I have to be honest this [Besiktas] is one of the best I’ve seen with big clubs like Barcelona and Milan,”

This will be the German-born Ghana international’s 12th club having played for other top teams such as Hertha BSC, Tottenham, Dortmund, Portsmouth, Milan, Shalke 04, Las Palmas, Frankfurt, Sassuolo, Barcelona and Fiorentina.

He admitted that playing in the Turkish league has always been a long time dream and he did not hesitate giving his agent the green light when he heard about the deal.

“I always wanted to come and play in Tukey because I grew up with all my Turkish friends in Berlin and they were all Besiktas supporters.

“As soon as the news came out everybody texted me and they said finally you went home.

“There was not a lot of thinking because when I heard Besiktas, I told my agent please make the deal I want to go and play for this great club.”