Barcelona loans striker Keirrison to Cruzeiro

Barcelona says striker Keirrison has been loaned to Brazilian

club Cruzeiro until the end of 2011.

The 22-year-old Brazilian has failed to break into the Spanish

champion’s squad since joining from Palmeiras in a ?14 million

(then $20 million) deal in 2009.

Keirrison has been loaned out ever since his arrival, playing at

Benfica, Fiorentina and Copa Libertadores champion Santos. He had

been set to start the new season with Barcelona’s ”B” team before

the move.