Report: Sunderland to take Barcelona youngster Alen Halilovic on loan

Sunderland to sign Barcelona prodigy?
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Sunderland are interested in taking Barcelona B youngster Alen Halilovic on loan, according to reports.

Sunderland are contemplating a loan move for Barcelona youngster Alen Halilovic, according to reports.

The 18-year-old Croatian signed for the Blaugrana's B side on a five-year deal at the end of last season.

According to the Daily Mail, coaching staff at Camp Nou believe that the midfielder is ready to step up a level by going on loan, with the Black Cats reportedly interested.

Halilovic, who is said to also be on Celta Vigo's radar, has previously been compared to Lionel Messi by Croatia legend Davor Suker.

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