From Fratton Park to the San Siro.
Kevin Prince Boateng is on the verge of a shock switch to AC Milan.
The Italian giants have moved for the former Portsmouth midfielder on the back of his fine displays at the World Cup for Ghana.
Boateng, a Tottenham reject last year, rebuilt his reputation last season with a permanent move to Portsmouth under Avram Grant. There, he helped the south coast side to reach the FA Cup Final.
Despite his missed penalty in the contest, Boateng bounced back with another string of consistent performances to help Ghana to the World Cup quarter-finals.
The 23-year-old star joined up with his new team-mates on Monday at the Milanello traning ground. He met with coach Massimiliano Allegri and the squad even though the move has not yet been made official.
Boateng is set to undergo his first training session tomorrow and could very even play in Sunday’s pre-season friendly against Juventus. (Daily Mirror)
Even in his wildest dreams former Tottenham man Boateng could not have thought he would be heading for a move to the San Siro and he must surely be the first Championship player to make such a leap. Portsmouth will be happy to have the deal done and dusted as it buys them some breathing space and perhaps means they can avoid selling other players in the immediate future.
The Fratton Park man had a great World Cup with Ghana and as such brought his talents to the attention of the whole world. It did look as though the midfielder’s career was in reverse when he was unable to persuade those as Tottenham of his abilities but a move to the south coast helped spark a call up to the Ghana side and the rest is history.
Some sources state this deal as already complete and that Boateng has already appeared in training with the Serie A giants.