Alen Halilovic’s family could block White Hart Lane move for a second time.
Tottenham’s interest in Dinamo Zagreb wonderkid Alen Halilovic could be scuppered for a second time by the 17-year-old’s family, according to Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.
Spurs have agreed a fee of €15m plus add-ons for Halilovic, who will be loaned back to Dinamo until he is 18 under the terms of the deal.
But Halilovic’s father Sead, a coach at Dinamo, is unimpressed with Spurs’ offer because he does not believe his son will progress playing for the North Londoners’ reserves or remaining under the management of current Dinamo boss Krunoslav Jurcic.
Although a lengthy contract has been agreed in principal, Saed left a meeting with Spurs officials with an agreement to take “time out” until next week, when Halilovic junior will be back from international duty with Croatia.
Under EU law, Halilovic will not be able to move to London until he is 18 however, meaning a loan to another foreign club where he is likely to play regular first team football is a possible solution.
In late June, Spurs reportedly agreed a €20m fee with Dinamo for Halilovic and centre-half Tin Jedvaj, 17, but the move fell through because Halilovic’s family were unimpressed with Spurs’ offer.
Jedvaj has since joined Serie A outfit AS Roma.