Report: Barcelona accept Alen Halilovic loan wishes, West Ham and Everton linked

Barcelona prospect Halilovic is wanted by West Ham and Everton this summer.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have accepted Alen Halilovic’s wish to leave Camp Nou this summer, as he looks for a loan move across Europe.

The talented midfielder was part of Barcelona B last term, and with first-team chances looking limited this season, he wants to ensure that he can play top flight football.

When Halilovic was signed last summer, it was expected that he would spend one season in the B team, before moving up to the senior squad. However, his development plan has changed, and as the Catalan club broke their initial promise, they are accepting of his desire to move away.

The report states that the youngster, 19, has met with Barca chiefs to discuss his future, and they have accepted that he needs another year away, before moving into the senior team for next season.

Two teams from England are interested in him, with Sport claiming Everton and West Ham had made transfer offers to sign Halilovic, and Barcelona’s new stance should see them accept an offer for their starlet - but only on loan.

It is stated that both Barca and Halilovic are looking for a club who can offer him consistent football in a technical, ball-playing side, so as to ensure that the Croatian wonderkid can develop in the same style as he would play at Camp Nou.

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