Barcelona have sealed the signing of Alen Halilovic for the next five seasons. The Blaugrana are thought to have paid a fee of 10 million euros (plus add-ons) for the left-footed Dinamo Zagreb midfielder, but this remains unconfirmed.
The Catalan club had long been tracking the skilful 17-year-old, who had also interested Liga BBVA rivals Real Madrid. The player’s family had been hesitant over the move as a result of Barcelona’s plans for Halilovic to continue his progression in their B team, before making the leap to the first team. However, negotiations over the transfer appear to have resolved this issue.