I have it on good authority from the world renowned GhanaSoccerNet.com that Black Stars midfielder Derek Boateng is being lined up with a move to Villa Park!In all seriousness I don’t know if their is much if any in this so will keep it short but transfer rumours are always fun, no matter how legitimate!
Boateng, 28, currently plies his trade in La Liga with Spanish side Getafe and was voted as the fans player of the season last year. The source suggests that Villa have already had a £5m bid rejected with his club valuing him as high as £8m.
The Ghanaian is a mainstay in the Getafe line-up, starting 29 games this season, scoring twice and setting up a further two goals. The midfield man seems to have somewhat of a mean streak having picked up 12 yellow cards and 1 red in those appearances.
He has won a team high of 67% of his aerial duels from midfield and has a pass success rate of 82%. On average he makes 2.5 tackles, 3.6 interceptions and attempts 5 long balls per game.
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