Barcelona sign Croatian teenager Alen Halilovic from Dinamo Zagreb

FC Barcelona announced on Thursday it was signing the 17-year-old midfielder from Dinamo Zagreb for 2.2 million euros (Dh11.1m).

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Barcelona have signed Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic from Dinamo Zagreb to join its youth team.

Barcelona says the 17-year-old Halilovic has agreed to a five-year contract.

The Spanish champions say they will pay Dinamo 2.2 million euros (Dh11.1m) as an initial payment, “which will increase as the player meets certain goals.”

Halilovic says “Barcelona is something special, a club I have loved since I was a child and I am honored by the opportunity.”

Barcelona’s B-team plays in Spain’s second division.

Halilovic debuted for Croatia’s national team in June 2013.

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