Official: Mainz Welcome Bojan Krkic After Stoke City Send Striker Out On Loan For Rest Of Season (Photos)

Chris Wright

30th, January 2017


Photo: @Mainz05en/Twitter

They may have ever so slightly snuck it under the radar, but Mainz 05 secured the services of one Bojan Krkic for the rest of the season yesterday.

Having found it hard to keep hold of a stable place in the first-string so far this season, Stoke City decided to let the 26-year-old forward to finish 2016/17 in the Bundesliga to help keep his eye in…

Indeed, Mainz waited until Monday afternoon to formally announce Bojan’s arrival and first training session…

Speaking at Bojan’s introductory press conference, Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder said:

Bojan was very keen to join Mainz and he will only enhance our team.

We are delighted that he is here as he will give us a lot of options on the pitch.

Ever sprightly, Bojan himself then added:

It’s a great feeling to have a team put so much faith in you, it’s great to be here!

Thanks also to Stoke for giving me the chance to play in the Bundesliga, it is a great opportunity for me.

If you’re a fan of good football, you know about Mainz!

Here’s wishing Mr Krkic well. He’s definitely too effervescent a player to be bench-squatting week in, week out.

Sadly, he just doesn’t appear to fit into Mark Hughes’ system of preference at the moment.