Sweden's AIK Solna have signed midfield player Derek Boateng from Greek side Panathinaikos FC.
The 20-year-old Ghanaian international has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract and will go straight into the AIK squad ahead of the resumption of the Allsvenskan season.
"We are very pleased that we have been able to sign a quality player," said AIK chairman Sanny Åslund. "Thanks to our fans and thanks to hard work within the club, we're in a position where we are able to step up a gear and sign better players. It feels really good."
Boateng played in Greece from 1999, first with Kalamata FC and then, from January 2001, with Panathinaikos. A member of the Ghana side that reached the finals of the 2001 FIFA World Under-19 Championship, he spent the second half of last season on loan at OFI Crete FC.
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