Barca ship striker Keirrison to Benfica on loan

July 29, 2009
By Soccernet Staff
Barcelona's new Brazilian striker Keirrison is being farmed out to Benfica on loan for next season.

The 20-year-old joined the European champions from Palmeiras last week but has been immediately dispatched to the Portuguese club to gain experience.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic having recently joined, the club also have strikers Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi and Bojan Krkic on their books.

As such Keirrison's role was likely to be limited in his first season and Benfica ...

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