Barcelona agrees to sell forward Bojan to Roma

MADRID (Reuters) -- Barcelona have agreed to sell Spain Under-21 forward Bojan Krkic to Serie A side AS Roma for 12 million euros ($17.3 million) but could buy him back in two years, the club said on Friday.

Under the terms of the deal the Spanish and European champions can buy the 20-year-old back at the end of the 2012-13 season for 13 million euros, the La Liga club said on their website (

Bojan has won a host of trophies with Barca over the past three seasons but is not one of Pep Guardiola's first-choice forwards and has spent most of the time on the bench.

He will join up with former Barca and Spain midfielder Luis Enrique, who has moved to the Italian capital to take charge of Roma after a successful season coaching Barca's B team.

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