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FC Barcelona News: 6 July 2013; Bojan Krkić loaned to Ajax, Neymar and Jordi Alba Surgeries Successful

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Bojan Krkic out on loan to Ajax | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam have reached agreement for the loan of Bojan Krkic to the Dutch club for the 2013/14 season. The Catalan striker - who will be 23 this August, will play under ex-Barça man Frank de Boer, who led Ajax to the Dutch title last season to guarantee a place in next year’s Champions League.

Neymar and Jordi Alba ops successful | FC Barcelona
Neymar was operated on in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), whilst Jordi Alba was admitted to the Àptima Centre Clínic in Terrassa.Both operations had been programmed ahead of the recent Confederations Cup and the two players will need about 10 days to recover.

Positive review of Jordi Alba’s first season at Barça | FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba has become an essential part of Tito Vilanova’s plans. In his first season at FC Barcelona, he has become one of the first choice defenders and through effort and hard work he has won the respect of his team-mates and the admiration of the fans.

Francis Cagigao - Players clamouring for Premier League move - ESPN FC
"There are many Spanish players clamouring for a chance in the Premier League," he told El Pais. "The stadiums are full, there is a fantastic environment, there is a great respect for players and coaches. There is more patience from the fans and the economy is better.

Madrid to release Adan - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 26-year-old joined Los Blancos as a youngster back in 1997, before rising through the youth ranks to take his place in the first team in 2010. The shot-stopper has failed to make the No.1 jersey his own however, playing second, and even third fiddle, to Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez.

Illarramendi linked with Madrid switch - ESPN FC
According to AS, Illarramendi is keen on the move, and is eager to push the deal through before July 11, which is when he is due back in training with la Real. And there seems to be a growing feeling in San Sebastian that, should Madrid pay the Spaniard's buy-out clause of €30 million, then the transfer would be a formality.

Leo Baptistao is unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player | Sky Sports
Leo Baptistao declared it was the fulfilment of a dream after being unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player on Friday. The 20-year-old Brazilian striker agreed the switch to the Vicente Calderon on a five-year contract from Rayo Vallecano last month, and officially became an Atletico player when the transfer window opened on July 1.

Villarreal complete Pina deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 25-year-old has put pen-to-paper with the recently promoted side and will be presented officially next week. Pina ends his five-year connection with the Islanders after they were relegated to Segunda last term.

Assulin joins Granada - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Israel international stared for Racing Santander last term in la Segunda Division, scoring three goals in 26 matches for the Verdiblancos. The 22-year-old has endured a difficult career so far – having come through the ranks at the Blaugrana, he was then shipped off to Manchester City but failed to make any first-team appearances for the Premier League club.

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