Kevin-Prince Boateng has completed his move to La Liga side Las Palmas, with club president Miguel Angel Ramirez labelling the Ghanaian midfielder as a ‘Galactico’.
Following his move from AC Milan, the 29-year-old arrived in the Canary Islands to undergo a medical, sign his contract and be presented to the fans.
“He is the highest-profile player that has come to Las Palmas,” the president told the club’s in-house radio station. “It is one of the best signings that a Spanish team has made this summer.
“Boateng has played in important European teams. He is a top player and a fashion icon in Italy.
“His arrival will give us a worldwide impact.”
Although Ramirez was excited at the off-the-field advantages that the midfielder’s arrival could have, he insisted that the player will help the team on the pitch.
“[Boateng] is in the best period of his career,” the club official said.
However, despite the fanfare surrounding his signing, Boateng’s move will not hurt the club financially as Ramirez explained that it was within their budget and that the one-year deal allows for an easy break should it be necessary.
“He won’t be the best paid player in the squad,” the president admitted.
Boateng’s wife Melissa Satta, meanwhile, will remain in Italy, where she works as a model and television presenter.
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