Posted on Aug 29
AC Milan on Wednesday announced the signing of Spanish attacker Bojan Krkic, the former Barcelona player who spent last season in Italy with Roma.
Milan confirmed the transfer on their website of Bojan, who turned 22 on Tuesday, and revealed that the player will "remain with the club for the whole season."
The news comes a day after Bojan wrote on his Twitter account: "Thanks for all the messages...it has been a long and very emotional day. Tomorrow I will be presented by AC Milan!"
Bojan cost Roma 12 million euros ($15m) last year, but a clause in his contract means Barcelona must buy him back next summer for 13 million euros.
A statement released by the Spanish giants read: "FC Barcelona have been informed of the agreement between Roma and AC Milan to loan Bojan Krkic to the Milan club this season.
"This loan does not change the existing agreement between AS Roma and FC Barcelona, who maintain all their rights and previously agreed obligations as to the player."
The son of a Yugoslavian footballer, Bojan was born and raised in Catalonia and came through the ranks at Barcelona, even going on to captain them in the Copa del Rey.
He became their youngest ever league goalscorer when 17, and won one cap with Spain at the age of 18, but left the Camp Nou in the summer of last year to join Roma.
He scored seven goals in 33 Serie A appearances last season.