Former Barcelona and Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic has completed his move to the Japanese club side, Vissel Kobe. The 30-year-old Spanish international played for Stoke City between 2014 and 2019 after beginning his career at Barcelona.
Bojan Krkic Returns to Active Football
He has been without a team since leaving Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact at the end of 2020. Speaking on his new deal, he said, “This opportunity is one of the best, both personally and professionally, and I can’t wait for this big challenge,” said Bojan.
Vissel Kobe is third in Japan’s J1 League, with their squad including former Barca midfielder Andres Iniesta, 37, and ex-Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, 35. Bojan has also played for Italian Serie A top sides like Roma, AC Milan, and the Dutch League Ajax.
He also said: “I have been attracted to Japanese culture for a long time, and thanks to Vissel Kobe, I can experience Japan for myself.” “Iniesta is special to me, and I am happy to be able to play with him again. I want to score a lot of goals from his assistance.”
Bojan became Barcelona’s youngest player to feature in La Liga when he made his debut in 2007 at the age of 17 and helped them win the Spanish title on three occasions and the Champions League twice. He made one international appearance for Spain and scored 16 times in 86 games, including 14 Premier League goals, during his five-year spell at Stoke.