I Would Love To Play In The English Premier League – Getafe Midfielder Derek Boateng

Ghana and Getafe midfielder Derek Owusu Boateng reveals playing in the prestigious English Premier League would be a dream come true, although he is content in La Liga.”All good players would love to play in England and players in my position on the field are stars there, I like the physical part of football, so I would love to play there one day,” he said on tribalfootball.com.Boateng is linked with a move to English side Tottenham.

“Tottenham? They are a fantastic team, White Hart Lane is a great stadium, so you never know, it would be fantastic. However, I am happy here in Getafe.
“I am playing at a good level at the moment, I am happy with my form and hopefully it will continue,” he said.
The Ghanaian moved to Spain last summer, just six months after he had signed for Cologne. He once came close to signing for Steve McClaren at Middlesbrough.

While playing for Panathinaikos in 2001, Boateng also played for the Ghana national football team at the FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina, where he took his country to the final. He was named one of the rising stars of the tournament. Boateng continued to perform well in the spring season of 2006, and after participating in a friendly with Ghana against French club Nice, he was selected for the Ghana squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He made his first FIFA World Cup appearance on 17 June 2006, when he replaced Otto Addo at half-time in the 2-0 win against the Czech Republic.He was also selected for the national team for the 2010 World Cup, in which Ghana progressed to the quarterfinals.Surprisingly,he made no appearance in that tournament.

Derek Boateng at 2001 FIFA Youth Championship

Derek Boateng at 2001 FIFA Youth Championship


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