It appears 17 year-old Dinamo Zagreb ‘wunder kind’ Alen Halilović is finally on his way out of Zagreb. After months of speculation where he would play after his Dinamo Zagreb contract expired, we found out Thursday that Spanish champions FC Barcelona beat out Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Manchester City for the services of the kid.
On his official Twitter page Thursday, Halilović wrote: “Thanks Dinamo Zagreb for everything! My first club and biggest love! Now is time to move on to Barcelona.”
The transfer is rumored to be anywhere from €5 to 15 million, and although Halilović will be joining one of the biggest football clubs in the world after the World Cup, he is sure to play for Barcelona’s B side for a season or two before moving up to the big boys at Camp Nou.
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