Stoke City have officially confirmed that Bojan Krkic has left the club by mutual consent. The 28-year-old is now without a club and available as a free agent.
The once-capped Spain international spent five years with Stoke, arriving from Barcelona in 2014. In his time with the English outfit he made 85 appearances and racked up 16 goals and three assists. However, in recent seasons he has spent time on loan at Mainz and Alaves and has struggled to claim a regular place in the first team for the Potters.
However, Bojan is a supremely technically gifted player, and at his best could still have a huge impact in the Championship. Leeds United would be wise to offer the versatile attacking-midfielder the chance to revive his career at Elland Road.
Whilst he has not lived up to the early promise he showed as a prolific youngster for Barcelona, Bojan remains a brilliantly talented player. However, few managers have been able to coax the best out of him consistently. Marcelo Bielsa ought to fancy his chances of managing exactly that though.
If the Argentine coach could spark some brilliance out of Bojan then he’d quickly become a major asset for the Whites. As things stand, Leeds are far too reliant upon Pablo Hernandez to provide moments of inspiration that unlock opposition defences. Bojan is a player capable of producing such moments himself. If he can find some form and fitness, then Bojan would provide a brilliant alternative to the ageing Hernandez for Bielsa to call upon. If Leeds are to achieve promotion this season, then Hernandez will need all the help he can get.
Offering Bojan a short-term contract on a free transfer is a gamble well worth taking for Leeds.