The manager of Dinamo Zagreb, Zoran Mamic has revealed that despite the recent sanction of Barcelona which will be prohibiting the Spanish club on selling and buying new players for the upcoming 14 months, the transfer involving Halilovic is still going to take place.

The 17 years old player Alen Halilovic is hailed to be the next Lionel Messi which is why on March 27, Barcelona secured his services but only a few days later it was announced that the team of Gerard Martino will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming transfer windows but according to Zoran Mamic it will not affect the transfer.

“I called the Barcelona board and got an assurance that the sentence does not affect the transfer of Alen Halilovic’’
“Everything is fine; there is no need for speculation. Alen will move to Barcelona after this season, which is for sure. The contract is signed and you can be sure that nothing unusual will happen.” Mamic announced.

The young player is tipped by the england italy odds website to join Barcelona with a price tag of €2.2 million and Halilovic expressed his emotions about his recent agreement with the Spanish giants as he said that it is a dream that comes true for him.

"I am delighted and it’s hard to find the words to describe how I feel. Thank you very much Dinamo, as they will always be my first love and the club where my dreams started coming true.’’

‘’I would like to thank all the Dinamo youth coaches and all of the fans. Of course, Barcelona is something special, I have loved the club since I was a kid and it will be an honor to be able to play for Barca. But before that, I want to win the double with Dinamo and then I’ll start concentrating on my new club" Halilovic announced.

Halilovic will start his career with Barcelona in the club’s reserve team but he is expected to be promoted quickly into the senior team as he is already being considered to be as the next Lionel Messi for the skills he has displayed.