Report: New York Red Bulls chasing Ghanaian World Cup veteran Kevin-Prince Boateng


The New York Red Bulls are off to a fine start to the 2015 Major League Soccer season, and yet reinforcements might just be on their way in the form of a Ghanaian World Cup veteran and member of a number of big European clubs.

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That’s right, following a report out of Italy, Kevin-Prince Boateng will leave Schalke at the end of the current Bundesliga season and could suit up for the Red Bulls as soon as this summer.

According to a report by the Metro‘s Kristian Dyer, the Red Bulls recently made a discovery claim on the 28-year-old Boateng, older brother of this Boateng, as well as holding “some level of discussion on coming to the league and possibly signing a contract.”

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Boateng generally plays as a central attacking midfielder and/or a second striker, which would fit quite nicely with the Red Bulls’ current attacking unit which features striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and little else following the retirement of Thierry Henry. According to Dyer’s report, the Red Bulls’ interest in Boateng is thought to be “legitimate.”

To date, Boateng has scored twice in 15 appearances for the Ghanaian national team, but found himself at the center of controversy and was ultimately sent home early during the Black Stars’ run at the 2014 World Cup.