West Ham to lose out on Barcelona wonderkid?

first_img1 Hamburg are keen on a loan deal for West Ham target Alen Halilovic.The Barcelona wonderkid has worked with Hammers manager Slaven Bilic as part of the Croatian national team.And Halilovic has been linked with a season-long switch to Upton Park following Bilic’s appointment at Upton Park.Despite being hailed as the ‘New Messi’, the 19-year-old is still yet to break through into Barca’s first team and a loan move has been suggested.Real Betis are also keen on sealing a deal but now, according to sources in Spain, Hamburg are ready to approach Barcelona about a loan to the Bundesliga.That could tempt Bilic to make his move for Halilovic, who has already played at Upton Park, when Croatia lost 2-1 to Argentina there in November. Alen Halilovic last_img read more