Red Star Belgrade's Richmond Boakye aspires to play in the English Premier League
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Red Star Belgrade's Richmond Boakye aspires to play in the English Premier League

​Ghana international Richmond Boakye-Yiadom continues to be optimistic about playing in England following several failed attempts, Ghanasoccernet reveal.

Boakye-Yiadom says that he wants to be given an opportunity to try his luck in the English Premier League before he hangs up his boots.

The 27-year-old was on the verge of moving to Chelsea back in 2017 but the deal fell through at the last minute; he was also linked with a move to Arsenal and Newcastle United respectively.

“I had the opportunity to go to England but a deal didn’t go through," Boakye said in a TV3 Live Chat on Twitter.

"I am training hard to get to England because it's one of my dreams. I want to play in England before I retire.

“It doesn’t matter the club I will play [for] but any of the Premier League clubs will do.

"Some time back, there was some interest from clubs like West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea, Newcastle United and a couple of others but the move couldn’t happen, so I had to move to China.”

The Ghanaian has enjoyed most of his career plying his trade in Italy for clubs such as Genoa, Sassuolo, Atalanta and Latina.

He has also played in Spain, Netherlands as well as China between the years of 2013 and 2018.

Boakye-Yiadom managed to make nine appearances for Red Star Belgrade this season, scoring one goal - he has suffered injury woes that have limited his game time. 

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