Birmingham news Birmingham City fans go wild over Alen Halilovic transfer claim MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Former Barcelona and AC Milan midfielder Alen Halilovic is close to signing for Birmingham City on a free transfer according to reports in the Croatia international's homeland
Breaking News ! Birmingham City are closing in on the signing of Alen Halilovic, according to reports in Croatia. The former Barcelona midfielder is a free agent having been released by AC Milan last month after two years with the Serie A giants. Halilovic - once dubbed the 'Croatian Lionel Messi' - has 10 caps for his country at senior level having appeared regularly through the various age groups. The 24-year-old now follows Blues on social media pages amid reports from Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti that say he is 'one step away' from joining Aitor Karanka’s squad. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Like Blues player Ivan Sunjic, Halilovic started out at Dinamo Zagreb before signing for Barcelona for around £2million 2014. It was there he earned comparisons to Messi for his left-foot dominated style of direct dribbling, but played mostly for the La Liga club's B team and made just one first team appearance. Halilovic was loaned to Sporting Gijon for the 2015/2016 season before being sold to Hamburg but after only six months was loaned to Las Palmas in La Liga. In 2018 he signed for Milan on a free transfer but failed to make an impact there and has spent the last couple of seasons on loan with Standard Liege in Belgium and SC Heerenveen in the Netherlands. Halilovic, Croatia's youngest ever international and top flight goalscorer, has been training with Inter Zapresic in his homeland as he searches for a new club.
. One supporter on social media said: "Now this would be the perfect birthday present, not gonna lie." "Be a mad signing," added another. A third wrote: "If we sign him, 2020 really is a bonkers year."
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"To be fair, he's without a club (so free), probably good pals with Sunjic, so may well happen, hopefully make us more threatening in the final third," said another. A fifth fan responded by saying: "Halilovic only 24, what a signing that would be. Still has potential to be very good, Croatian international also." "I think the fact Alen Halilovic has only just started following Blues on Instagram is a decent sign, considering that it's been backed-up by media outlets in his own country," said a sixth. "I can't see how it's all just a coincidence."
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