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Once a Barcelona prodigy, out-of-favour Bojan departs Stoke on loan

The Spanish player has joined Mainz after failing to impress Mark Hughes this season.

Bojan Krkic playing for Stoke
Bojan Krkic playing for Stoke

BOJAN KRKIC HAS joined Mainz on loan from Stoke City until the end of the season.

The capture of the former Barcelona forward was considered to be a major coup when he arrived at the Potters in 2014 and he scored four goals in 16 Premier League appearances in his debut campaign before a serious knee injury curtailed his season.

Bojan returned to action and played 27 times in the top flight last term, but the 26-year-old has found his game time limited this season, making just nine Premier League appearances, four of them as a substitute.

He moves to the Opel Arena to find Mainz, who face Borussia Dortmund at home on Sunday, 11th in the Bundesliga table.

Bojan, a product of Barca’s famed youth academy, joined Roma from the Catalan giants in 2011, spending time on loan at AC Milan, before re-signing at Camp Nou in 2013, only to be loaned out again, this time at Ajax.

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