Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Spanish striker Bojan Krkic on a four-year deal from Barcelona.
Both clubs are yet to release the actual figure of the transfer. Bojan is Stoke’s fifth signing of the summer following the arrival of Mame Biram Diouf, Steve Sidwell, Phil Bardsley and Dionatan Teixeira.
“Anyone who knows European football will be aware of him as a player and the fact that he sees his future at Stoke City is really exciting and an endorsement of the Club itself,” said manager Mark Hughes..
“He’s desperate to prove himself in the Premier League and we’re pleased to be able to offer him that platform.
“The time he spends with the squad in Germany will help him settle in and will give myself and the coaches the chance to take a good look at him.”
The Premier League club has long being in negotiation with the La Liga giants over the services of the 23-year-old but it only became public when boss Hughes was spotted talking to Bojan at Cheshire’s Rookery Hall 11 days ago.
The La Masia youth academy product will reunite with Barca team-mate Marc Muniesa, a year after their separation.
Bojan scored 26 goals in 104 La Liga matches from 2007 to 2011.
He was loaned out to Roma- a team managed by Luis Enrique- in the 2011/12 season, then AC Milan, and then Ajax. He won the Eredivisie last season with the Dutch team.
The player, who has been capped once by Spain, won three La Liga titles, two Champions League medals, one Copa del Rey, one European Supercup, two Spanish Supercups and one Clubs World Cup in his years at the Nou Camp.