The Ghanaian has had a bit of a journeyman career, shuttling between clubs. His more recent spells at Las Palmas and Sassuolo have been acceptable, but a significant chunk of his skill-set is inconsistent.
The idea that Barcelona is re-evaluating their transfer policy is good news. The club has invested in decent players this January while avoiding long-term investments with low wages with the potential to come in handy in case of injuries.
Hopefully, this trend of intelligent investing is only the beginning and not a short-term solution like the duo. Kevin-Prince Boateng will wear the No. 19 shirt for the rest of the season at the Camp Nou.
New FC Barcelona transfer policy by Éric Abidal
The 31-year-old has arrived on loan from Sassuolo, although he could become a permanent fixture if Barcelona takes up the purchase option included in the deal.
I am excited to see Kevin-Prince Boateng and Vidal in one team, they both are the fighter, and if Boateng gel up correctly with the team and start giving his 100% then it will be fun to see both of them playing a physical game which is not a sight we see as a Barcelona fan.
I have come across a few and many fans who are very unhappy with Kevin-Prince Boateng signing and they blaming Bartomeu for this kind of 30+ age old player deals. But before seeing the player and rather than supporting the team and Eric they just want to jump into conclusion that any player who is 30+ is not good enough for FC Barcelona. Take the example of Paulinho he was the 3rd leading goal scorer for FC Barcelona last season and which won him a place in the starting 11 of each Brazil game in the world cup and a 50 million move back to China.
Short term fix for FC Barcelona
Simply put, Boateng is a forward and Barcelona needed to replace Munir. Boateng does at least provide cover where Barça need it. The best part is Barcelona didn’t spend much on him, getting him for a 2 million euro loan fee. Boateng makes up for it with his all-around play. He’s a physical presence who can press other teams, can win aerial duels, and can play passes. Perhaps that’s why the Catalans saw him as Luis Suárez’s substitute. Boateng spent a successful spell at Las Palmas. The veteran player has also featured in the Bundesliga, Serie A, and the English Premier League as well as represented Ghana at the international level.