derrick boateng completes fulham move

Written by on 05/21/2013

derrick boateng

Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng has completed a two-year deal to join Fulham. Boateng will join Fulham this summer for their pre-season training to start his career with the Cottagers.

The Ghana midfielder signed for Martin Jol’s men, according to his friend, on a free transfer after snubbing late interest from Aston Villa.

Boateng, 30, has seen moves from Ukrainian club Dnipro to Craven Cottage collapse last year and in January.

But Fulham have finally got their man and he has put pen to paper on a two-year deal on a free transfer.

The club have been heavily linked with the Ghana international over the past two transfer windows but grabbed their man after the third time of asking.

Regardless, as a free agent, there would seem to be little risk in moving for a player that comes with reasonable pedigree.

Capped 46 times, the central midfielder is full of energy and has an enviable work rate – both traits that would complement our current crop.

However, he’s a player that is slow to adapt, having played all across Europe for eight different clubs and yet only excelling in a couple of those stints.

He was superb with AIK in Sweden, and impressed with Beitar Jerusalem and Getafe.

Elsewhere, though, he has failed to find his feet and, now that he has reached his thirties, there is not long left for Boateng to prove himself.

Fulham could well bring the best out of the player, as we have done with many others in the past, but it could also prove to be a transfer fraught with risk.

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