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Halilovic’s delight at Barça move

Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign sought-after Croatia teenager Alen Halilovic from Dinamo Zagreb, the Catalan giants have announced.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder will cost Barça an initial €2.2million (£1.8m) with add-ons depending on his achievements at the Camp Nou.

Halilovic, who became Croatia’s youngest player when he made his international debut against Portugal in a friendly last June, has penned a five-year contract with the Spanish champions and will initially link up with their reserve side.

Halilovic said on www.fcbarcelona.es:

“I’m delighted and it’s difficult to find the words to describe how I feel. Many thanks to Dinamo, who will always remain my first love and the club who made my dreams come true.

“Of course, Barcelona is something special, I’ve loved the club since I was small and I feel honoured to have the opportunity to play for Barça. Before everything, I want to win the double with Dinamo and then focus on my new club.”