Barcelona starlet linked with Hammers

barcaAccording to the Guardian, Slaven Bilic intends to secure the services of Barcelona B’s Croatian starlet Alen Halilović on a season-long loan.

Halilovic has been forced to play with the recently relegated B side last season, as there has been no place for him on the first team, but Bilic is willing to give the 18-year-old a chance to show if make the step up to the Premier League.

Halilovic made 30 appearances for Barcelona B last season, scoring four goals.


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10 comments on “Barcelona starlet linked with Hammers

  1. Why not,im sure he wont sit in the development squad for 5yrs.No hippo now,youngsters will get a chance on merit,not what agent they have 😀

  2. Im hoping we can see Poyet given a chance this season. I’ve read Bilic likes a 4-2-3-1 which would suit him in the defensive role. Positive about WH for the first time in a long time!

  3. indeed. so happy to have heart & soul back in the club. fatty bye bye

  4. Sounds interesting!

    Alen Halilovic
    Known by his moniker as ‘The Croatian Messi,’ Halilovic has been spectacular in Barca B’s midfield this season.

    With a languid style that is very pleasing on the eye, Halilovic is one of those rare talents that always looks completely comfortable in possession of the football, no matter how much attention from the opposition.

    With a passing range that is laser guided and vision of the highest quality, Halilovic would set the Premier League alight. West Ham are already said to be interested with Slaven Bilic looking to blood his countryman immediately.

    Jason Pettigrove for Metro.co.uk

  5. Bring it on.Hippo didnt even know who we had in the younger ranks or where we even played their games i expect.He was useless when it came to youngsters.Now is the chance to not have our team full of his stereotypical robots!

  6. I just wonder if this would be worth a gamble on a permanent deal. He is by no means second rate,he’s just way down a very impressive pecking order at Barca and if there’s one man who could get the best out of him it’s a Croatian national hero. So if the price was right….

  7. Barcelona will never sell him,they want to keep him,he is the real deal 😉

    • Haha I think I’m getting carried away by the Slav effect,I’ll be glad to watch him for a season instead

  8. What!?! An exciting young player linked to West Ham? Long may it continue, brighter days ahead…

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