Barcelona sign Alen Halilovic (“The new Luka Modric”) for initial fee of just €2.2m

Last summer Alen Halilovic reportedly came close to signing for Tottenham but the deal floundered on financial issues, such as where to locate the youngster’s siblings, today Barcelona have announced a deal has been done with Dinamo Zagreb.

Halilovic to Barcelona has been doing the rounds for a few weeks and Barcelona announced on their official website:

“FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Dynamo Zagreb and Alen Halilovic for the transfer of the player to the Club for an initial amount of 2.2 million euros, which will increase as the player achieves the objectives of consolidating a position in the first team. The player, who turns 18 on June 18, will start out in Barça B. Halilovic has signed a contract for five seasons.”

A fee of just 2.2 million euros seems scandalously low for a youngster described by many as one of the top talents in Europe.

Of course, Barcelona will no doubt pay plenty more to Dinamo Zagreb over the course of Halilovic’s career in Spain.

Halilovic described his delight at the new deal, see Tweets below.

Followed by the obligatory video evidence of Alen Halilovic in action.


Alen Halilovic