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Sports News Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Emmanuel Boateng bids farewell to Levante after completing Dalian Yifang move

Ghana forward Emmanuel Boateng has expressed gratitude to Spanish side Levante after his one and half year stint in the La Liga.

The 22-year old completed his move Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang on Wednesday morning.

"I want to thank God for how far he has brought me, and also many thanks to Levante UD for the excellent time we share. I will treasure all the great memories in which I have worked here as a team," he posted on Instagram.

"I enjoyed playing with all of you and I can say that I am a lucky player to work with such a large team of similarly minded people ... it is difficult for me to offer all of you, from the president to the last player," he added.

He continued," My one and half a year here as a striker, despite how difficult it was for us, at least we were able to meet, overcome and maintain our goals as a club. I feel it is time for me to explore new challenges and my experience with diversity. I'm going to miss you all. I wish all my colleagues the best luck here in Levante."

Boateng was signed from Portuguese outfit Moireirense in the summer of 2017 but has struggled for form this season, netting just once in 16 La Liga appearances.

No official fee has been reported by Superdeporte stated earlier this month the forward will move to the Far East in a deal worth €11m, which will be the second highest transfer in Levante’s history following Jefferson Lerma’s €30m move to Bournemouth this summer.

Boateng netted a hat-trick in a memorable 5-4 victory at home to Barcelona last May but has undergone a medical in Madrid to confirm his exit from Spanish football.

The forward made 50 first-team appearances for Levante across La Liga and the Copa del Rey, scoring eight times.

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com
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