Liga - Barcelona set to sign Croatian sensation Halilovic

Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Dinamo Zagreb youngster Alen Halilovic on a five-year contract, reports say.

AS claims the Catalans will pay €10m plus add-ons for the 17-year-old, although official confirmation from the club is not yet forthcoming.

Halilovic was on the radar of Real Madrid as well as a number of clubs across Europe but it appears Barca have won the midfielder’s signature.

It is thought Halilovic will first report to Barca B to continue his development, despite the initial concern of his family over the proposal.

Halilovic, who turns 18 in June, announced the move via social media.

“Thanks for everything Dinamo Zagreb. My first club and first love. Now it’s time to go to Barcelona,” he wrote on Instagram.

Halilovic has made fewer than 50 appearances for Dinamo, but does have three senior international caps for Croatia.

Catalan publication Sport added that Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta personally travelled to Croatia to seal the Halilovic signing.

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