The 21-year-old Germany international has long been linked with a move to Eastlands and has reportedly agreed to the switch which will cost City approximately £11million.
The deal would represent the 1st bit of business from the 'Player Acquisition Group' involving Mancini, Marwood and chief scout Mike Rigg. Boateng has long been a reported target for City. It's not clear who has been the driving force behind this 'acquisition' but I fully support it. Young talented footballers, ready to take up a challenge of the premier league.
Boateng is a young German International defender who I presume is being signed to play right back, although he is a very versatile player. At 6 ft 3 he is a natural centre half, but does play full back and even Defensive mid. I believe he also equally adept with both feet. Boateng would be the third signing from Hamburg along side Kompany and De jong. ( get you FM scouts on it) He has recently developed from a regular u21 performer to a full international for Germany and is likely to go to the world cup. So signing him before hand may prove wise!
Boateng has apparently a release clause in his contract for around 11 million, which HSV have been trying to re-negotiate the contract. So the Deal isn't complete, with no confirmation between both clubs, but it looks as though we are in pole position to finalise the deal.
The transfer dealings this summer will be of great interest, as City will now have to build a squad of only 25 1st team registered players, according to next seasons premier league rules. Interestingly players under 21 do not have be registered in the 25 man squad, so we may see more young' developing' stars.
Not a great video, or interview, unless you speak German. Most Youtube clips dominated by his brother Pompey player Kevin-Prince.