Boateng Signs

Sky Sports,Sporting Life, and George Boateng himself on Twitter have revealed the Dutch midfielder has signed for the Reds on a one year deal.

Boateng is 35 and has been playing in Greece with Skoda Xanthi last year following Hulls relegation. However he had a high pedigree in his career with time at Coventry, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. He moved for sizeable fees on more than one occasion.

It seems he will be signed as cover I'd assume. Many times last year we were left without cover for the deep lying midfielder, having to employ Cohen, or McGugan in the role. Now we have 3 people who play this role on the books, and at times this was the one position that cost us big time.

He may rival Greening for taking on the club captain role, although maybe not captain on the pitch, in that style that is so popular these days.

I have seen many say that he will be perfect to chuck on when holding on to a tight lead away from home. The kind of mature level head to come on and mop up the game, that we sadly missed.

Now all we need is another striker and a left back, and maybe more central defensive cover and we should be laughing.