Barcelona starlet Alen Halilovic is set to make a shock move to Premier League side West Ham United this summer, according to reports.
Halilovic is rated as being one of Europe’s hottest young talents and would be a massive coup for Hammers boss Slaven Bilic should his fellow Croatian make the move to Upton Park.
According to Metro [via Tuttomercatoweb] West Ham are close to sealing a £5.2m deal for the 19-year-old, however the deal will reportedly involve a £6.9m buy back clause.
Halilovic is highly-rated by the Catalan giants, however, his first-team opportunities at the club were once again set to be limited next season.
With Barcelona’s B side relegated to the Spanish third-tier, the Croatian international is looking for opportunities at a higher level.
Metro’s report suggests the deal could be finalised as early as next week, however it means the playmaker will miss West Ham’s clash with Arsenal this weekend.
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