London - Stoke City have signed striker Bojan Krkic from Spanish giants
Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League side have announced on
Bojan, 23, has penned a four-year contract at the Britannia and becomes Stoke's fifth signing of the summer.
boss Mark Hughes told the club's website: "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
"He's desperate to prove himself in the Premier League and we're pleased to be able to offer him that platform."
was expected to fly out to Germany to join his new teammates, including
former Barca defender Marc Muniesa, at Stoke's pre-season training
Bojan, capped once by Spain, came up through the Barca
academy and scored 41 goals in 163 appearances for the first team before
joining Roma in 2011.
After failing to leave a lasting impression
in the Italian capital he was sent on loan to AC Milan prior to his
return to the Nou Camp after the 2012/13 season.
He spent last year on loan at Dutch giants Ajax and helped the Amsterdam club secure a record 33rd Eredivisie title.
Bojan's arrival at the Britannia adds to the signings of Mame Biram Diouf, Steve Sidwell, Phil Bardsley and Dionatan Teixeira.