Stoke City has signed former Barcelona and Ajax forward Bojan Krkic on a four-year deal. He is manager, Mark Hughes fifth signing of the season.
A statement issued on Stoke’s official Twitter account read: “#HolaBojan Stoke City are delighted to confirm the signing of @BoKrkic from @FCBarcelona on a 4-year deal,” the tweet read.
Stoke City has already signed Mame Diouf, Phil Bardsley, Steven Sidwell and Dionatan Teixeira in the current transfer window and the club are also trying to negotiate personal terms with Liverpool’s £5milion winger Oussama Assaidi.
Bojan first caught the eye of Hughes five years ago when he was manager at Manchester City. Bojan decided to move to the Potteries after accepting that Luis Suarez’s arrival at the Nou Camp would leave his first-team opportunities limited.
Bojan, 23, was tipped for great things when he broke Lionel Messi’s record to become Barcelona’s youngest player in La Liga at the age of 17 years, 19 days.
He made his international debut for Spain the following year but was unable to go on and become a regular at Barcelona.
The forward moved to Roma in 2011 and after rejoining Barca, spent last season on loan with Dutch club Ajax where he scored five goals in their title-winning campaign.