Martino confirms Barcelona signing of teenager Halilovic from Dinamo Zagreb
Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has confirmed that teenage midfielder Alen Halilovic will join the club from Dinamo Zagreb.
The highly-rated 17-year-old had previously announced via Instagram that he would be moving to the Spanish champions and he will initially link up with the club’s B team.
Halilovic has been dubbed the ‘Balkan Messi’ and Martino says that talks have been ongoing for a number of years.
"These negotiations, or the bid to sign this player, started in 2010," he said.
"He’s coming here to play for the B team."