Barcelona Transfer News: Sale of Krkic a Necessary Evil After Sanchez Signing
Even before the Alexis Sanchez signing, Bojan Krkic was on his way out of Barcelona.
Krkic is a player that wanted first team football, but got lost in the shuffle behind Barca's immense depth.
It wasn't a knock against the young player, but the truth is that he had no chance to get consistent playing time.
In the wake of the Sanchez signing, the club moved Krkic to Roma for a cool 12 million Euros.
A press conference will be held today to confirm the move, which has been anticipated all summer, and gained momentum with the appointment of former Barcelona player and B team coach Luis Enrique as the new boss at the Stadio Olimpico.
As well as agreeing an initial fee, the deal includes a clause that allows the Spanish giants to buy Bojan back for 13 million euros at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Should the Italian side wish to block the move and keep the the 20-year-old, the overall cost of the transfer would jump considerably to 40 million euros.
Bojan has struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular under Pep Guardiola due to competition from the likes of David Villa, Pedro and Lionel Messi.
The buy-back clause is something that is vitally important in this entire equation.
Barcelona was smart enough to avoid letting him get away, even if it will cost a sizable sum to bring him back to the Nou Camp.
Krkic has the potential to be a truly great player, and loaning him to Roma is what's best for his promising career.
At Roma, he will get the first-team football he was missing, and he will be a better player for it.
If Krkic flops for whatever reason, Barcelona isn't obligated to pay for him in two years and the Catalan side will have gotten a nice chunk of change for the prospect's services.
Few clubs know how to conduct their business quite like Barcelona, especially when it comes to young prospects.
These types of deals are the kind of transactions that can ensure the long-term health and growth of a club, and gives Barcelona a player to keep tabs on for the next two years.
Barcelona will hate to watch Krkic leave, but it's what's best for the player and the club.
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