Premier League & Bundesliga sides battling for Barcelona's Halilovic

The 19-year-old has spent the season on loan at Sporting Gijon and is yet to learn if he will be retained by the Catalan club next season, sparking interest in his signature

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A number of Premier League and Bundesliga clubs are battling to sign Barcelona midfielder Alen Halilovic this summer, his agent has revealed.

The 19-year-old joined Barca from Dinamo Zagreb in 2014 but was initially placed in the Barcelona B squad, prior to joining Sporting Gijon on loan for the 2015-16 season.

Halilovic has made 35 appearances in all competitions for Gijon this term, scoring five goals and providing five assists, but he has yet to learn if he will be retained by Barca when he returns to Camp Nou.

A number of European clubs are subsequently tracking the teenager, and Halilovic's representative, Zoran Stojadinovic, has confirmed that a decision on his future will be taken this summer.


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"There is a real interest from two English clubs and two other Germans, all of them world-class. Barcelona will not address this issue until they finish the season," he told Goal exclusively.

"The desire of Alen is very clear; to go back to Barcelona, take minutes and score goals."

Should Halilovic leave Barca he may yet remain in Spain, with Villarreal, Sevilla and Valencia all interested in acquiring his signature, the latter having tabled a formal bid.

Valencia are understood to have offered a fee of €7 million, along with a buy-back clause of €20m.

A number of English clubs were linked with Halilovic prior to his move to Barca, including Manchester City, while both Everton and Manchester United have also prevously been credited with an interest.