'Real Madrid fan' Kevin-Prince Boateng lied to play for Barcelona, but not about Messi

Kevin-Prince Boateng at his Barcelona unveiling in 2019.
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Kevin-Prince Boateng has admitted he lied about his love for Real Madrid in order to play for Barcelona, but claims that he had to change his story about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are untrue.

The former Tottenham midfielder was a surprise signing by Barcelona on loan from Sassuolo in 2019 and made only four appearances for the Catalan club.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.