Alen Halilovic completes Barcelona move

Alen Halilovic of Croatia in action during the international friendly match between Portugal and Croatia on June 10, 2013
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Croatian youngster Alen Halilovic completes his move from Dinamo Zagreb to Barcelona.

Highly-rated Croatian youngster Alen Halilovic has officially completed his move from Dinamo Zagreb to Spanish outfit Barcelona.

The 17-year-old, who has signed a five-year deal, will spend next season with Barcelona B.

"This is a great day for me, I'm very happy. I'm a big fan of Barcelona, I have been all my life. I've watched Barca B this season and they've played great football," he told reporters.

Halilovic, who has already played for his senior national side, is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in European football.

Former Croatia forward Davor Suker, meanwhile, has previously likened the teenager to Lionel Messi.

Alen Halilovic of Croatia in action during the international friendly match between Portugal and Croatia on June 10, 2013
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