Bojan loan blow for Premier League clubs

Barcelona starlet Bojan Krkic has snubbed a string of Premier League sides hoping to sign him on loan next season, insisting he wants to stay and fight for his place at the Camp Nou.

The 18-year-old has struggled for first-team opportunities with Pep Guardiola's side this season, with his opportunities largely limited to the Copa del Rey, before starting and scoring both goals in a recent win away at Almeria.

But despite reports linking the Spanish whiz-kid with loan moves to a long list of European sides in the summer, including Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Marseille, Hoffenheim and Ajax, Krkic is adament he wants to stay put with the La Liga leaders.

“I have never even thought about going, firstly because I have faith in my chances, something that was reaffirmed to me last year, and secondly because I believe that I can compete with the players and that I can play in a team with the level of Barca," he told Catalunya Radio.

"I am at home because here I have my club, my family, my friends and in no other place would things be so good.

"At Barca, the best team in the world, we will always have the best defenders, the best midfielders and the best forwards, which is key.

"But I am keen to show that players from the youth team are also important. I try to stay away from the stories and ignore it all. Barcelona is the best club in the world and to leave would be a mistake.

"I saw that some clubs are interested in loaning me for next season. I am grateful to those, but my dream is to stay at Barca."

NEWS: Bojan open to loan move offers

NEWS: Clubs make contact over Bojan availability

BARCELONA FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews section for more stuff to read:
Q&A Samuel Eto'o, Cesc Fabregas
Web Exclusives Cesc Fabregas, Gary Lineker
One on One Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry, Ronaldo
Perfect XI Gheorghe Hagi, Hristo Stoichkov, Ronald Koeman

Plus! Rate Barca players (and others) on Talentspotter