Date: 19th May 2009 at 10:57am
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Claims that Celtic are to do battle with Spurs, Blackburn and three La Liga sides for the signature of Barcelona “superkid” Bojan Krkic should be taken with a pinch of salt, especially as season ticket renewals are rumoured to be down.

The 18-year-old Spain international attacker reportedly wants to quit the Nou Camp in order to secure regular first-team football and Barcelona may be happy for him to continue his development at another club on-loan.

According to the Scottish Sun, Krkic is “a close pal” of Celtic’s Marc Crosas. Whether that would make up for a possible lack of European football at Parkhead next season is doubtful, but in the world of Scottish journalism, friendship apparently conquers all.

Zoran Vekic, Krkic’s agent, told the Scottish Sun: “He is happy at Barcelona but needs to play more. We must find a solution that suits everyone and anything is possible this summer.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona sporting director Txiki Beguiristain claimed nothing had been decided although clubs had already made contact regarding the player, stating “We have already received calls asking about Bojan’s situation here. Nothing has been decided yet and we will talk to Pep Guardiola and also the player”.

Fantasy that only has any basis in fact within the minds of the Scottish press, a story put out by the club to try and take attention off the shortcomings at Celtic, or a genuine possibility? It’s not clear, but it does seem a bit odd that the club seem to be putting feelers out for players when nobody knows who will be manager next season.

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