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UPDATED 10:24 30th September 2016

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MARK HUGHES' capture of Bojan from Barcelona in the summer of 2014 stunned the footballing world.

Regarded as one of the most talented young footballers in world football during his successful time at the Camp Nou, Bojan often drew comparisons with the mercurial Lionel Messi.

The pair formed a lethal partnership in attack for the European heavyweights, with the 26-year-old chipping in with 41 goals in 163 appearances as he helped the Catalan side to 10 major titles.

Those include three successive La Liga crowns and two UEFA Champions League gongs, in both 2009 and 2011.

Capped once at international level by Spain, the forward moved to Roma in a big money deal later in 2011 before returning back to Barcelona a year later.

He then spent time on loan Milan and Ajax, whom he starred for as they won the league and cup double, before agreeing to a high-profile move to the Premier League.

He has showcased his undoubted talents in the most competitive league in world football, and despite suffering a long-term injury in his first season at the bet365 Stadium, he has made a full recovery and very much looks the player he was before his untimely setback.