Croatian international Alen Halilović (24) has signed for English Championship club Birmingham City, the club announced on Monday.
Halilović was signed on a free transfer after being released by AC Milan last month. The Croatian has signed a short term deal with the English club until June 2021.
After starting his career at Dinamo Zagreb, Halilovic spent two years each at Barcelona, Hamburg, and AC Milan. The left-footed midfield was tipped to be the next big thing after moving to Barcelona but he spent his time playing for Barcelona B at the Nou Camp.
He spent the 2015-16 season on loan at Sporting Gijon and moved to Hamburg in 2016. He was then loaned out to another La Liga side Las Palmas in 2017-18.
BOSS signing! ✍️🔵— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) November 23, 2020
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Alen Halilović.
After joining AC Milan in 2018, he was twice loaned out, to Belgian side Standard Liège and last season to Dutch Eredivisie side Heerenveen.
🔵💬 “I am excited, I am really happy to be here. I will give my best to show everyone what I can do.”@AlenHalilovic! 👊— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) November 23, 2020
Halilović became the youngest debutant in the history of Croatia in 2013 when he made his debut for the senior team at the age of 16 against Portugal in a friendly match as a 50th-minute substitute for Ivan Strinić. He has 10 full caps in the last 7 years.
We’ll let Big Al confirm this one! 😅 pic.twitter.com/GiapHpJjsw
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) November 23, 2020