‘Who is Bojan’s agent?’ – disbelief on Twitter to Barcelona player’s surprise move to Stoke
Once hailed as the next Messi, more than a few eyebrows were raised when Bojan Krkic swapped the Nou Camp for the Britannia Stadium yesterday.
The Spain international flew out to Germany on Tuesday night to join Mark Hughes's squad on their pre-season tour and after signing a four-year contract after both clubs agreed a £3m fee.
A product of Barcelona's famed academy, which has produced talents such as Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi, he made his debut for the Catalan club at the age of 17 and is determined to rebuild his career after falling off the radar in recent years.
The reaction on Twitter was not surprisingly one of disbelief.
Bojan Krkic's off to the Britannia? If there's one player I'd have down as not being able to do it on a cold wet Wednesday night in Stoke...— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) July 22, 2014
Can't believe Stoke have signed Bojan Krkic from Barca. He a world beater on FM08. Was literally Pele 1970.— Phil Loveland (@Phil_L92) July 23, 2014
Who is Bojan Krkic's agent?— Steve (@srs11) July 23, 2014
imagine you went back to 2007 and told everyone that in 2014 Bojan Krkic will sign for Stoke City— Angus (@don_badman) July 23, 2014
Transfers you thought you'd never see: Bojan Krkic from Barcelona to .... Stoke. Football has changed.— Houston Kwame Ward (@Kwame_ward) July 23, 2014
Generous Bojan Krkic quote of the day - "[While at Ajax he] helped them secure the 2014 Eredivisie title by scoring five goals in 32 games."— Alex M (@APMAlex) July 23, 2014
Bojan: Hey Mark, great to be joining Stoke, who else have we signed...? pic.twitter.com/AAsFq8KX12— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 23, 2014
Bojan: "Barcelona is great but it's always been my dream to play rugby on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke"— Jonathan Murphy (@jonnymurphy23) July 22, 2014
Bojan Krkic. Barcelona. Roma. AC Milan. Ajax. Stoke. An almighty fall from grace.— FK (@fkhanage) July 22, 2014