Birmingham have completed the signing of former Barcelona wonderkid Alen Halilovic.
The 24-year-old has signed a short-term contract at St Andrew’s until the end of the current campaign, following the termination of his contract from AC Milan last month.
Halilovic started his career at Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb before sealing a dream move to the Nou Camp in March 2014, although the teenager would end up making just one senior appearance for the Spanish giants in a Copa del Rey tie against Elche against almost 12 months later.
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Having spent time on loan at Sporting Gijon, the attacker then signed for Bundesliga side Hamburg, although it never quite worked out for Halilovic and he’d eventually move to the San Siro.
But the majority of his time in the Italian capital was spent out on loan – making just a handful of senior appearances before he was released at the beginning of October and picked up by the Blues.
Here, we’ve been at how the St Andrew’s faithful have been reacting to the news of this surprise signing on Twitter.
Check some the best replies below:
Every Championship defence rn pic.twitter.com/lFzP9QSd1p
— James Jeavons (@jeavons24) November 23, 2020
Get in boys
— Sam (@samking_03) November 23, 2020
— 💙⚽️ (@eelxela87) November 23, 2020
Promotion In May pic.twitter.com/kkaTTbsj96
— Max Bradley (@_Maxbradley_) November 23, 2020
we’re going up! pic.twitter.com/OwADursif6
— sàm (@sam_mcgarry24) November 23, 2020
Big signing if we get him firing, big intent though, up the blues
— JayWalton💪🏾 (@Waltonnn_5) November 23, 2020
He’s here and he’s beautiful 🥺 https://t.co/DqCSoJN7s3
— Blake ≅ ✊🏽 🏳️🌈 (@blake2108) November 23, 2020
— James Jenkinson (@JamesJenkinson_) November 23, 2020
If you’d have said this would happen 5 years ago lol https://t.co/1XDUPRZXTc
— Lee (@LeeGrogan9) November 23, 2020
Our club 😂💙 https://t.co/ovX3hIog4R
— James Shemmell (@shemtheory) November 23, 2020
From Milan to small Heath what a signing 🔵⚪️ https://t.co/rHMjl17hUk
— Liam connolly (@Liam2052) November 23, 2020