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Roma Swoop for Barcelona Star Bojan

By Niccoloc @Soccerwrapup
Roma Swoop for Barcelona Star Bojan
Bojan Krkic finalised his move away from Barcelona on Friday as Roma snapped up the enigmatic forward for around €12 million. Barcelona seemed surprisingly willing to let the U-21 Spanish international leave the Nou Camp this summer given his obvious talents, but while the move is permanent, the Catalan club revealed in a statement that a clause had been inserted into the talented youngster’s contract with the Serie A club allowing them to re-sign him at the end of 2012/13 season.
The statement read:
"The cost of the operation is 12 million euros but includes a compulsory buy-out option to be exercised by Barcelona at the end of the 2012/13 campaign, at a cost of 13 million euros. This buy-out option can be blocked by AS Roma but in that case, the total cost of the transfer would be 40million euros."

Bojan found it difficult to break into the Barcelona first XI, and recently expressed his frustrations at not playing regular first team football. The Nike Tiempo Legend wearer had been linked with a move to the Premier League before Roma amerged as the clear favourites for his signature. Bojan admitted that he would have liked to have succeeded with Barcelona, but insisted he was pleased with his move to Roma.
"My dream was to triumph with Barca, but I am very happy that another club has given me the chance to continue succeeding. I'm going from one big club to another and all parties have an interest. That makes me happy. I consider myself privileged."
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