Barca seal Roman move
Teenage midfielder departs Etihad for Camp Nou
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: June 27, 2012 5:02pm
Joan Angel Roman: Has sealed move to Barcelona from Manchester City
Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Joan Angel Roman from Manchester City.
The 19-year-old midfielder joined City three years ago when they paid Espanyol £1million for his services.
However, Roman has failed to break into the first team and he has now opted for a switch back to his native Catalunya.
Sky Sports revealed earlier this week that talks were at an advanced stage and now Barcelona have confirmed the deal.
The teenager has signed a three-year deal at Camp Nou and will start the season with Barca's B side.
"Being in England for three years has helped me to mature a lot and to become physically stronger," said Roman.
"I'm raring to start and start learning. When I heard Barca were interested in me, that was my priority.
"I can assure you that I'll work hard and give everything I can out on the pitch."