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Bojan Krkic leaves Stoke to join Alaves on loan for the season

Bojan Krkic spent the second half of last season on loan at Mainz.

Alaves have signed forward Bojan Krkic on a season-long loan from Stoke City.

Former Barcelona man Bojan has returned to Spain to temporarily link up with Alaves, having spent the second half of last season on loan to German club Mainz.

Bojan signed for Stoke in the summer of 2014 and earned a new contract in February 2016 -- despite a long spell out through injury -- but following the arrivals of Jese Rodriguez and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, he has fallen down the pecking order.

An Alaves statement read: "Deportivo Alaves have completed the signing of Bojan Krkic, a talented and skilled striker with experience in the best leagues in the world.

"The new Alaves striker has scored 73 goals and set up 31 more in his career and the two Champions League trophies and three La Liga titles won with FC Barcelona stand out among his honours.

"Bojan arrives to the club on loan for one season from Stoke City. Deportivo Alaves welcomes Bojan and wishes him the best of luck as an albiazul player. Welcome Bojan!"

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

Adriana Garcia is a Valencia-based football writer who covers La Liga for ESPN FC.


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