Barcelona have completed the loan signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng from Sassuolo, it has been confirmed.
The 31-year-old joined the Serie A outfit from German club Eintracht Frankfurt this summer and has since scored five goals in all competitions.
La Liga leaders Barca indicated a need to sign a new striker in the January transfer market – wanting a back up for Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and to replace Munir El Haddadi, who left for Sevilla.
Failed attempts to bring in Alvaro Morata, Fernando Llorente and Carlos Vela led the Catalan side to make a move for Boateng.
And, after short negotiations a loan deal has now been confirmed via the club’s official website.
The deal which is said to be worth £1.5m also includes a £7.5m option to make the purchase permanent this coming summer.
Boateng has played in La Liga previously, netting 10 goals in 25 starts for Las Palmas in 2016/2017.
The Ghana international is now expected to undergo a full medical on Tuesday morning, before being presented to the media and fans.
He will then join up with the Barca squad for training, before potentially making his debut in the Copa del Rey tie with Sevilla on Wednesday night at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.