Samuel Inkoom has signed for Portuguese club Boavista. He is joining the club as a free agent.

The deal is for three years, and starts what many say may be an improved Inkoom after a not-so-successful stint at MLS side DC United.

The 26-year-old told the BBC:

“It’s a fresh start for me. I’m delighted to have joined a very ambitious club.

“I had some conversations with the Boavista coach (Armando Goncalves Teixeira) and I’m exited and motivated by his positive vision and plans.

“The club has a great history and I am excited to play in one of the best leagues in Europe.

“The competitive nature of the European game is incomparable because you get to face tough opponents every weekend.

“I’m currently training very hard and keeping fit. I’m in great shape and looking forward to the new season.

“I plan to repay the club’s confidence with all the required dedication.”

Inkoom, a member of 2009 Ghana Under 20 World Cup-winning side in Egypt has featured 46 times for Ghana. He’s been struggling to get a permanent place in the Black Stars over several tournaments.

He previously played for Swiss club FC Basel, Bastia in France, Plantanias (Greece) and Ukrainian side Dnipro.