Daniel Amartey Reveals Kevin Prince Boateng's Role in His Move to Besiktas

Daniel Amartey Reveals Kevin Prince Boateng's Role in His Move to Besiktas

Lukman Mumuni
updated at July 27, 2023 at 8:41 AM
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  • Daniel Amartey has revealed how Kevin Prince Boateng helped him decide on his Besiktas move
  • Boateng spent a season on loan at Besiktas during his days with Fiorentina
  • Amartey joined Besiktas in the summer transfer window after leaving Leicester City

Black Stars defender, Daniel Amartey has disclosed that he had to consult former Ghana teammates, Kevin Prince Boateng and Bernard Mensah before joining Besiktas.

The ex-Leicester City centre-back joined the Turkish giants in the summer transfer window on a three-year deal.

Amartey, who won the English Premier League and the FA Cup with Leicester City, is buzzing to make his debut after being named in the squad to face KF Tirana in the UEFA Conference League qualifiers.

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Daniel Amartey has revealed the inspiration behind his move to Besiktas. Credit: @Besiktas
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"I am very happy to be here. Beşiktaş Stadium is a beautiful stadium and I can't wait to play," he told Besiktas Media.

Boateng and Mensah are the notable Ghanaian players to have played for Besiktas, with the latter helping them win the league in the 2020/21 season.

"My friends (K.P Boateng and Bernard Mensah) have said very positive things about the club. I had the opportunity to play against them in England. I know how they play. Now we will fight in the same team with Rachid Ghezzal. It will be a good opportunity for us. We had a good friendship with Rachid Ghezzal in Leicester. As I said before, I spoke to him. I called him and got information about the club. I am happy to meet him again. I am happy to be here. I think Beşiktaş fans will enjoy watching me," Amartey added.

Amartey spent seven years in England but decided to leave the Foxes after his contract expired at the end of the season, as reported by Leicester Mercury.

Daniel Amartey spotted with Pochettino

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Amartey has met new Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, sparking rumours of a possible move to London.

The Black Stars centre-back left relegated Premier League side Leicester City at the end of the season following eight years at the King Power stadium.

Amartey won the English Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Community Shield during his time with the Foxes.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.