A former player and now Italian football agent and scout Luca Ariatti, has fuelled media speculation about the future of 16-year-old talent Alen Halilovic, who plays for Dinamo Zagreb in the Croatian first division.
“Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus are following Alen Halilovic,” Ariatti told Italian radio, adding that the teenager was the most sought 16-year-old in world football.
“For those who are just starting this job, like me, the most important players to invest in are those born in 1996 and 1997…and the most interesting from that age group is Halilovic, without a doubt,: said the former Pescara defender.
There has already been speculation in the media that Manchester City bosses have held meetings in the Croatian capital Zagreb with Dinamo Zagreb. The Croatian champions say they have no interest in selling Halilovic at this stage.