Newcastle have been linked with 22 year-old Bojan Krkic for almost two years now, and there are reports that Newcastle may be interested in the Barcelona winger thuis summer.
Bojan Krkic – back at Barcelona after season at AC Milan
Bojan has just completed a season long loan at AC Milan and has now returned to Barcelona.
The Spanish winger/forward has had an unusual career, and he joined Barcelona at age 17, five years ago, but in 2011 Roma bought Bojan for a fee of €12M (£10.3M), which included a buyback clause, allowing Barcelona to resign Bojan in 2012 or 2013.
And Krkic went on loan last season to AC Milan, who had an option to buy him, but they didn’t take up that option, and the lad is now back at Barcelona.
Krkic is Serbian descent and was born in Linyola in Catalonia, and he has played for the Spanish U17 and U21 sides.
He has played once for the full Spanish side, and 6 times for the Catalonian regional team, and last season he scored 3 goals in 27 appearances for AC Milan, and in his career he’s played 163 times for the Barcelona first team with 41 goals.
In his career at only 22 years old, he’s already played 227 times with 51 goals for Barcelona, Roma and AC Milan.
Liverpool are also said to be interested but if he was worth £10.3M maybe it would be possible for Newcastle to get the lad on loan next season, with an option to buy him, if he does well on Tyneside.
But Mike Ashley has been burned with previous loan deals – Ignacio González in the 2008-2009 season played twice and was inured the rest of the time, and Stephen Ireland was on loan for the second half of 2010 -2011 season – played twice and was injured the rest of the time.
It would be good to have Krkic on loan for a season – we could probably afford that?
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