When Bojan Krkic first burst onto the scene in the 2007-2008 campaign aged just 17 the sky appeared to be the limit as the wonderkid netted 12 times in all competitions. However his form has largely tailed off since then as he has struggled to establish himself as a regular at the Nou Camp, falling down the pecking order to Pedro and even Ibrahim Afellay in recent months.
At aged 20 Bojan still has his whole career ahead of him and rumorus have recently began to circulate that he may look for a move in order to really kick start his career. Roma appear to be favorites to sign the young forward who will be encouraged to join former Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique especially considering that Barcelona appear to be in the hunt for a new forward amidst rumours of bids for Alexis Sanchez and Guiseppi Rossi which would further block his access to the first team.
Bojan at aged 20 has acquired a trophy cabinet a seasoned veteran would be proud of having won 3 La Liga titles and 2 Champions League medals. He has however failed to make any real impact for Barcelona of late and only managed 1 cap for the national team coming three years ago back in 2008.
Bojan is undoubtedly a talented young forward with great pace and a clinical finish, but he will most likely need to move on to fulfil his great potential. Luis Enrique a former Barca player himself will no doubt be well positioned to nurture Bojan’s talent. The massive expectations and pressure on him at Barcelona to step up to the levels of former youth team products such as Iniesta, Pedro and Messi may be to much for him especially in the bubble that is Catalonia. Despite having a contract until 2015 a move appears likely, although Barca would be wise in include a buy back option in case the youngster really goes on to reach the heights people expected of him back in 2007.