Tottenham Hotspur reportedly offered cut rate on Barcelona flop

Claudio Villa

Bojan Krkic has had a rough few years. He's also only 22 and cheap. Make of this what you will.

Do you remember when Bojan Krkic made his Barcelona debut as the greatest thing since sliced bread? He was compared to Lionel Messi and was one of the most highly touted prospects ever. In the 2007-08 season, he scored 10 league goals and looked to be a year or two away from becoming world class. Three bad years at Barcelona and two more unsuccessful loan spells later, Bojan doesn't have too many big-name suitors and Barca can't wait to get rid of him.

According to Metro, Tottenham Hotspur have been offered the 22-year-old forward. They claim that he's available for £6m, and that the other interested parties are PSV Eindhoven, Real Betis and Olympique Marseille. Generally, if we're pursuing a player whose other suitors are those three, they're not quite good enough to play regularly for Spurs.

If you haven't seen Bojan recently ... well, he's been crap for five years. Generally, it's a bad idea to sign players who have been crap for five years. He has some talent, though, and he's still just 22. There are 22-year-olds in the reserves at big clubs who haven't been written off completely. This guy at least looks remotely competent playing first team football. His career isn't over.

However, don't get too horrified/excited by this report. This is a real line in the above-linked story.

But Barcelona outcast Bojan has emerged as a new option in the last few days, after he was offered to Spurs by a third-party agent.

Yeah, those are words that don't mean anything. There's a very good chance that this came out of absolutely nowhere and that Spurs have not been offered Bojan by anyone that matters. If they were and they're interested, I'm not sickened or anything, but I can think of plenty of better ways to spend £6m.

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