A FORMER Barcelona star who played with Lionel Messi is now pursuing a different sporting journey.
The ex-forward even graced the Premier League for four seasons in a career that has taken him around the world.
He won La Liga four times between 2008 and 2011 and the Champions League twice in 2009 and 2011.
He then moved to Ajax for a season where he won the Eredivisie before a permanent move to Stoke followed.
Most recently, the 32-year-old played for Japanese club Vissel Kobe, where he was sacked in December.
Since then, said man, Bojan Krkic, has been pursuing his other sporting love – gravel cycling.
He revealed it was love at first sight when it came to the sport and he loves hitting the trail whenever he can.
Bojan is also part of a new cycling brand called Guava, launched in Barcelona, with former teammate Andres Iniesta also being part of the project, according to AS.
Speaking of the new venture, Bojan said: “I think if I go into this project it will stay and I will continue to be associated with cycling. It’s a good way to combine sports and social activities.
“I could soon take part in some races. I will prepare for it.
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I’ve always liked the bike, also as a means of transportation, but I’ve loved gravel for about five years. Whenever I can, I go out to do my routes.
“In football, it also serves as training because since it has no physical effects, you can cover many kilometers without damaging the body.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7528140/barcelona-premier-league-bojan-cycling/ I won everything with Barcelona and played in the Premier League, but now I’m making a shock career in a new sport