Barcelona have beaten off competition for the signing of 17-year-old Alen Halilovic.

Barcelona have disappointed a number of Premier League clubs and Spanish rivals Real Madrid, by announcing the signing of Croatian wonderkid Alen Halilovic. 

Barcelona will pay Dynamo Zagreb approximately £6million with £4m more to come in add-ons, if he progresses to the first team squad.

Barcelona’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta met Dynamo football management director Raul Sanllehi on Wednesday night to conclude the deal. 

Halilovic became the second youngest ever Champions League player when he came on as a substitute against Paris Saint-Germain in October 2012.

Described in Croatia as the next Luka Modric, the left-footed Halilovic appears more reminiscent of a young Lionel Messi.