Boateng wants Reds move
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 18-year-old is currently with Greek giants Panathinaikos, where he has made a massive impact since he arrived in 2000 from Kalamata.
But with only 18 months left on his current deal, the youngster is already thinking of his future and The Premiership is at the foremost of his thinking.
"Every day I dream of playing in England," said Boateng.
"In England, the pace is fast, the players are strong and a lot more intelligent now. That is where I wish to play."
Boateng then revealed that Anfield was very much his preference, adding: "I would love to play for Liverpool. They play as a team and like we have seen with players like (Michael) Owen, they encourage young players,"
The Ghana starlet, who is playing in his first major tournament at the African Cup of Nations in Mali, stated that Greece had been a good start for his European career.
"It is everyone's dream to play regularly at your club in the league and in the European Champions League or the Uefa Cup. I am happy I got that chance and I have taken it with both hands.
"But the league is not a big league with only two notable clubs, Pana' and Olympiakos. All the same I'm grateful I started my career in Europe here because I have learnt what it is to be a professional footballer. Greece has been a good first step for me."
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Boateng, who favours a deep lying role of the striker, is considered one of the real talents of African football and, at 18, he has youth on his side.
The Pana forward is currently the leading light of Ghana, but he revealed that he relishes the challenge.
"I know the expectations are very high. But I won't call it pressure. I see everything as a challenge and I love challenges," he added.
"This is a young team very determined to do well and always setting ourselves targets. We can go very far in this tournament but everything depends on us. We have to continue to learn and be committed.
"Ghana is behind this team to raise our football again and that would also include qualifying for the 2006 World Cup."
Meanwhile, the Greek club have been linked with a move for Stabaek's Tobias Linderoth. It is reported that Pana are ready to pay $2.5 million for the Swedish international.
Picture courtesy of official Panathinaikos website