Stoke's Bojan loaned to Mainz

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Bojan Krkic has joined Mainz on loan from Stoke City until the end of the season.

The capture of the former Barcelona forward was considered to be a major coup when he arrived at the Potters in 2014 and he scored four goals in 16 Premier League appearances in his debut campaign before a serious knee injury curtailed his season.

Bojan returned to action and played 27 times in the top flight last term, but the 26-year-old has found his game time limited this season, making just nine Premier League appearances, four of them as a substitute. 

He moves to the Opel Arena to find Mainz, who face Borussia Dortmund at home on Sunday, 11th in the Bundesliga table.

Bojan, a product of Barca's famed youth academy, joined Roma from the Catalan giants in 2011, spending time on loan at AC Milan, before re-signing at Camp Nou in 2013, only to be loaned out again, this time at Ajax.