There is breaking news that Newcastle United are set to make a late bid for 20 year-old Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Kevin Prince Boateng – Newcastle show late interest
Aston Villa are also said to be interested in taking the 20 year-old German midfielder, but now Newcastle United are set to be interested and may be making a late bid.
Boateng is a central midfielder who will turn 21 years old in early March and has been at Tottenham since the summer of 2007. Before that he played in the German League with Hertha Berlin, and appeared for them 72 times scoring 9 goals.
Boateng signed for Tottenham at the end of July last year for a reported Â£4.5M and has played for them 6 times this season. He was capped at youth level in Germany, but holds dual Ghanaian-German nationality, so is also eligible to play for Ghana.
He is 6â€™0â€ tall and was born in Berlin, Germany. In July 2006, Boateng won the Fritz Walter Gold Medal and the title of 2006 Best Young Player in Germany. A jury of German Football Association (DFB), youth coaches and members of the DFB Board, put Boateng top of the poll. He has played 5 times for the Germany Under-21 side.
But Newcastle will face competition from Aston Villa for the player. Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has made a treble swoop on Tottenham today, for Pascal Chimbonda, Wayne Routledge and Kevin-Prince Boateng. O’Neill has already completed a Â£1M deal for winger Routledge, and is also hoping to complete a Â£5M deal for full-back Chimbonda, who is also available.
But O’Neill has today made a surprise move for 20-year-old Boateng, who as we said earlier, only signed for Â£4.5m for Spurs, from Hertha Berlin, last summer.
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