“It’s old stuff,” he told Sky in Italy, “I’m very focused on Barça. I’ll be hoping to score in the Clásico at the Bernabéu .”
“It’s a very sad day because I’m saying goodbye to an amazing group and club like Sassuolo that gave me a lot,” he said before boarding a flight towards Catalonia. “Going to Barcelona is a huge opportunity and an incredible feeling. I was very stressed today, but I wanted to say goodbye to everyone, I respect Sassuolo.
“I remember my debut [with AC Milan] in the Gamper trophy against Barça, and emotions run high…”
Boateng has form for scoring against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu. Playing for Las Palmas, he scored once and assisted once in a 3-3 draw with Madrid in 2017.