Bojan Krkic has exited the Premier League for the remainder of the season with his confirmed move from Stoke City to Mainz on a loan deal.
The 26-year old footballer agreed to a new deal last year but has moved on from the club as he struggled to make five starts in the Premier League this term.
When the winter window opened, there were numerous links to Premier League clubs like Middlesbrough but after Stoke acquired Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion Bojan moved to Mainz on loan.
The former Barcelona, who moved to Stoke in 2014, has featured for top clubs in the past like AS Roma, AC Milan and Ajax. Mainz, who are in the 11th spot in the German Bundesliga, want the player to bolster attacking options.
Bojan said he was excited with the move as he gets another chance to prove himself.
“It is an honour for me that Mainz gives me the opportunity to prove myself in another top European league. For the time being, this isn’t a goodbye to Stoke City. It’s just a ‘see you soon,’ but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in ensuring that I hold great memories of my time at this club,” the Spaniard said.
The player hints that he might not stay long in Germany but needed the career switch. He said Stoke has given him “some of the happiest moments of his career” without doubt.
Stoke would be hoping that Berahino can get the goals as he seeks to resume his dying career as well. Stoke have been decent this term but want to aspire for greater things in the second half of the season.