Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng joins Ukraine's Dnipro
Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng has joined Ukrainian side Dnipro, signing a four-year deal.
The 28-year-old moves from Spanish side Getafe for a transfer fee of US$8.5 million.
Boateng was being courted by English side West Brom but opted for Dnipro in search of European competition.
"I was in London last week to speak to a Premier League side but the deal with Dnipro gives me the chance of playing in Europe," Boateng told BBC Sport.
"It is the reason why I chose Dnipro and I know they are an ambitious club and I am also ambitious."
Dnipro signed the Ghanaian to augment their squad ahead of their participation in a Europa League play-off.
They finished fourth in the league last season and Boateng is confident he can win laurels in the Ukraine.
The international joins his Black Stars team-mate Samuel Inkoom at the club, coached by former Tottenham coach Juande Ramos.
Boateng played 36 matches in his two-year stay with Getafe, scoring two goals.
He has played for several clubs in Europe including Greek side Panathinaikos, FC Cologne, and AIK Solna of Sweden.