Portsmouth - And now Boateng signs!
UK time is: 23:03:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

And now Boateng signs!

The Pompey Site has confirmed that Pompey have completed another signing with Kevin-Prince Boateng arriving from Spurs.

The midfielder has signed a 3-year contract for an undisclosed amount - 'said' to be around 4m - which has left Paul Hart 'thrilled': 'Kevin's a good player and I'm very thrilled that we've managed to get him here.

'He's a young player who wants to prove something. Like all the players we've brought in, he's got something to prove.

'He's got tremendous ability and hopefully we can provide the environment to channel that.'

Welcome aboard Kevin, in all honesty I am not sure what to think as I have not seen enough of you to judge that much. Now is your chance to prove yourself, as I am sure you will get plenty of opportunity to shine this season.

Now fulfil that early promise...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


Bookmark and Share


Join the Vital Pompey Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 28 2009

Time: 5:36PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Amid all this comings Marlon Pack has joined Wycombe Wanderers on a months loan.

At least we now have some quality among the quantity.
eastneydave
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 17:50:00

Im so excited about this guy! Soo much promise, but never had a chance to do anything! Spuds had many players in same position better than him, and never got a real string of games. Much better than basinas and mullins, so should get a good go, and prove that he is actually quaity, and can develop as a player under us!
PompeyFCUK
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 17:51:00

got to be honest i really know bugger all about the guy, is he an attacking mid or defensive? either way can't get much worse than muggins ***** :P
pompeym@
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 17:55:00

wow so f c u k is stared out nice XD
pompeym@
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 17:55:00

I've rated KPB but thought he didn't get a fair opportunity at the Lane. He's had three managers since his arrival and two didn't want him there. However Sevilla wanted him while Ramos was still their manager. He has the ability to the be an outstanding box-to-box midfielder and now he will be able to play weekly we may just see that. Alongside Papa Bouba Diop he could help shore up the midfield especially if Mokoena is played as a defensive midfielder; however that means Hart will have to change the formation a little. Well done Pompey. There is hop for you yet.
enormenuez
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 17:59:00

pompeym@ - he's a bit of both. Box to box midfielder, bit of a tank. I seem remember he kung-fu kicked somebody last season whilst playing for Dortmund.
stillthewhizz
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:07:00

I reckon 'Arry has done you lot a favour here, not that you'll remember the good things he's done for you (FA Cup) next time we meet. Hope the lad does well, he deserves a good chance.
SteadySpur
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:10:00

KPB is a quality player, but he will need time to settle. technically he is very good and is well up for a battle, if anything a little to well up for it. if he can calm down and concentrate on playing football, he will be a fantastic signing for you.
oxfordspur
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:15:00

Yeah he did us a massive favour by leaving us when he found out there was no money at the club. If the same happens at spurs don't expect him to hang around for too long.
moley2
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:17:00

He never really had a chance at Spurs and was a little arrogant when he first arrived. He came with the accolade of being Young Player of the Year in the Bundesliga, so reckoned he'd cracked it. The PL proved a different proposition though and he soon found he didn't have so much time on the ball. For all that, I think he's a decent player and if he's made to feel welcome I reckon you might have yourselves a bit of a gem. With O'Hara coming on loan, I reckon Harry's doing his bit to help you guys out. Good luck in the coming months, hopefully these guys will assist.
Schotty
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:22:00

VITAL MAN CITY INFO: Rug's "Vital MC Seven Deadly Sins Fans Q+A: Pompey" is now up on the City site: http://www.manchestercity.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=168081
Johnny Baguette
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:29:00

moley2, why is it that HR continues to get a bad press with some of the Pompey fans? The word was already out that the club was in financial strife. Harry departure came with a 5m sweetener. He was headhunted - simple as - it was hardly that he went about looking to move. If Pompey's finances had been ok, I doubt he'd have been inclined to move. After all he'd previously had the chance to go to Newcastle and turned that down. In his career I don't think he's left clubs in a worse state than he found them in. The finances are up to the chairman/chief exec. If they sanction a manager's spending surely the buck stops with them and not the manager.
Schotty
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:31:00

I've heard good things about this guy
Pompeyscum
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:33:00

Our strongest lineup if all are fit - James, Vanden Borre, Mokoena, Kaboul, Belhadj, Kevin Prince Boateng, Bouba Diop, Utaka, Kranjcar, Dindane, Piquionne. You can play 4-4-2 with that, 4-3-3, or Hart's favourite 4-5-1.
stillthewhizz
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:34:00

Schotty, HR has bad press for a number of reasons, not just leaving us for the 2nd time!
moley2
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:39:00

thanks johnny... nice article. As for KPB - by the sound of things, he will be a BRILLIANT signing. we havn't really had a decent box-to-box midfielder since... err... well, anyway. we have been lacking quality badley in midfield, hopefully, he might add some much needed guile.
pompeycarpet
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 18:58:00

Seems to have outgrown his "Ghetto-boy" image, but whether he's outgrown getting red carded for petulance time will tell. I hope he does well for you anyway. He looks to have buckled down and worked hard at Spurs, but just wasn't quite good enough to catch the breaks he needed.
wayne king
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 19:15:00

As a Spurs fan have to say you got a bargain, a lot of Spurs fans didn't want to give him a chance but the little I have seen of him there is enough to suggest given a proper chance he will be a good player.
sloth
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 19:26:00

yes.....pleased...love O'hara too...and dindane..and Zaki tomorrow and a couple of defenders
plymouth graham
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 20:41:00

This sounds promising.
NinjaTim
Report Abuse
28/08/2009 21:05:00

Would actually have preferred him to go on loan, as there is clearly potential for him to become a quality player. As stated voted a young star in Germany when first came to us and never really given a chance to find his feet to be fair. He came on Wednesday and was unlucky to give away a penalty, but also produced a cracking through ball for Pav to latch onto and get on the score sheet. Almost hope we have inserted a buy-back clause, as he could prove to be a quality player. All things considered, although he cost over 5m, to get 4m back for him after doing basically very little, is actually pretty decent. As I say hope we either got a buy-back clause or a future sale %, as there is definetly un-tapped potential here and it depends on how far he wants to go and is willing to work for it. Can definetly be your box to box midfielder given time and patience.
El Jefe
Report Abuse
29/08/2009 03:46:00

Hart is right about Boateng. he has a lot of potential. But he needs to be in a team which continually stretches him. He's not a leader of men, if you get me. He is as good as the team he's in. Hart will need to coach the best out of him or the man will start to coast...
Sindbad
Report Abuse
29/08/2009 04:09:00

Checkout this goal...beats Crouchy's overhead!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbGQSyONn0U
dazza0410
Report Abuse
29/08/2009 17:55:00

Also, take a look at this, if want can watch the whole clip but skip on to 2 mins & 14 seconds! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNnPDqKzgS0
dazza0410
Report Abuse
29/08/2009 18:02:00

Another one for ya http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cwP8XFLnXI The ultimate kung-fu, love the sound effects ha!
dazza0410
Report Abuse
30/08/2009 12:20:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Pompey sign Stanley winger (Thursday May 28 2015)

Who should fear Cook's axe? (Wednesday May 27 2015)

On this day in history...27th May (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Music to my ears! (Tuesday May 26 2015)

All aboard Capt Cook's HMS Pompey (Tuesday May 26 2015)

On this day in history...26th May (Tuesday May 26 2015)

2015/16 opponents now known (Monday May 25 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 95
2. Et_tu_Pompeii 58
3. Pompeytim 47
4. eastneydave 28
5. storagematt 21
6. Emsworthianblue 19
7. mslorna48 19
8. Copnor43 19
9. bhhardinge 17
10. Jimsmithswig 11

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Oxford 46 15 16 15 1 61
14. Dag & Red 46 17 8 21 -1 59
15. Wimbledon 46 14 16 16 -6 58
16. Portsmouth 46 14 15 17 -2 57
17. Accrington 46 15 11 20 -19 56
18. York 46 11 19 16 -5 52
19. Cambridge 46 13 12 21 -5 51

Breaking League News

Rangers success for York winger
York : 28/05/2015 21:51:00
The Sheridan Years
Plymouth : 28/05/2015 19:57:01
Luton Linked to Hammer!
Luton : 28/05/2015 18:37:00
U's on tour in Europe
Oxford : 28/05/2015 18:01:01
Rotherhams RPT joins the U's
Oxford : 28/05/2015 17:35:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Following Cap'n Cooks comments, which contracted player would you most like to see the back of?
Suggested By:  Et_tu_Pompeii
Nigel Atangana 5%
Andy Barcham 15%
Danny Hollands 16%
Craig Westcarr 54%
Johnny Ertl 10%