St James’ Park outfit interested in Ghana midfielder.
Newcastle United are rumoured to be interested in making a last gasp bid for Portsmouth attacking midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng. The former Tottenham man is currently a target for Serie A sides Genoa and Lazio but the south coast side is waiting to see which side is willing to offer most for the Ghana international so as to help ease their financial woes.
The talented 23 year old was a big success at the World Cup and may well prefer remaining in the English top flight rather than making a move to either of these Serie A mid table outfits. The Toon army may well be keen to add more creativity to their midfield and are also lining up a loan deal to sign Hatem Ben Arfa.
Chris Hughton is having to operate within a relatively strict financially budget but a move for Boateng would only run to £5-6m at most and given his potential it could be a bargain buy at those prices. Having failed to make an impression in the White Hart Lane first team the German born man was sold to Portsmouth and even though he failed to help the Fratton Park avoid the drop he personally had a decent season last term.
In South Africa he impressed greatly at the heart of the Ghana side who were unlucky to not make it to the Semi Final stage and now he is being offloaded by Pompey as they try to pay off some of their debtors.