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Barcelona Beat Tottenham To Signing of Croatian Wonderkid

One-time Spurs target heading for the Nou Camp.

 

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Croatian wonderkid Alen Halilovic.

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The 17-year-old twice came close to joining Tottenham in the summer, originally as part of a double deal with Dinamo Zagreb teammate Tin Jedvaj and later in a separate deal, but his father Saed reportedly the vetoed the moves.

Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Bayern Munich have also been linked with the playmaker, who is already a full Croatia international and has played in the Champions League for Dinamo.

Reports claim Barca have agreed a deal worth around €15m (£12.3m) for the youngster.

In February, Halilovic confirmed the move on his Instagram account, posting the below picture, accompanied by the caption: “Thanks Dinamo Zagreb for everything!! My first club and biggest love!! Now is time to move on to Barcelona.”

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