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UPDATED 02:36 18th August 2015

BOJAN - the Spanish superstar that has given Stoke City another new dimension - will be hoping to recreate more of the dazzling displays seen from him so far in the red and white stripes.

After a standstill in his career, Hughes saw signs that Bojan could reproduce the potential he had shown earlier in his career. Arriving from Barcelona on a 4 year deal, Bojan's first half season in a Stoke shirt proved that form is temporary and class is permanent.

After struggling to adapt initially, Bojan's second half performance against Southampton in the Capital One Cup, helped him regain a place in the team. His first goal came in a win at Spurs and a series of superb performances around the winter months left the fans raving about the 25-year-old's performances.

Bojan's goal against Rochdale in January was arguably his best volleying into the top corner early on at Spotland. However, the goal was overshadowed by a knee injury that would keep him out for the rest of the campaign.

The highly rated 23-year-old left the Nou Camp after 15-years, where he progressed through the Catalan club's La Masia Academy before going on to make 162 first team appearances alongside the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi.

At youth level, Bojan was close to scoring 900 goals in seven seasons before being promoted to the first-team in 2007.

He is FC Barcelona's youngest ever post-war league player when he made his debut against Osasuna in 2007 (Aged 17 years and 18 days).

Four days after his La Liga debut, he became FC Barcelona’s youngest ever Champions League representative when he played against French side Lyon in September 2007 (Aged 17 years and 22 days).

The attacking winger is also their youngest ever goalscorer when he scored against Villarreal aged 17 years, 1 month and 22 days.

He finished the 2007-08 season with a record of 10 goals for FC Barcelona, breaking Real Madrid legend Raul’s record of most goals scored in a debut season.

He is FC Barcelona’s youngest ever player to debut with Spain, when he was called up to the international squad aged 18 in 2008.

The forward scored three goals in FC Barcelona’s run to the 2009 Champions League Final but was on the bench in the 2009 Champions League Final win in Rome against Manchester United, alongside fellow Potter Marc Muniesa.

He was sold by FC Barcelona to Italian side Roma in 2011, where he spent two seasons including a loan spell with AC Milan, before the Spanish club resigned him in 2013.

Bojan spent the 2013/14 season on loan at Dutch side Ajax and scored in his final game for the club in a 2-2 draw against NEC Nijmegen.

Football runs in the Krkic family; the 23-year-old’s father, Bojan Senior, was a professional player for Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.

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