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Tottenham close to signing 'new Modric'

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Tottenham are said to be close to completing the signing of Alen Halilovic, dubbed the 'next Modric'.

Spurs have agreed a deal of £12million for the 17-year-old Croatian starlet, and are hoping to overcome the potential stumbling block of personal terms, in order to get their man.

Earlier on this summer, Tottenham had come close to signing both Halilovic and his team-mate Tin Jedvaj for a combined deal of around £17million.

Due to the 17-year-old's demands however, the deal broke down and Jedvaj consequently moved to Roma instead.

Halilovic, who became the youngest player to play for Croatia when he played against Portugal in July, is set to be a precocious talent, and one that is touted as having the potential to succeed Luka Modric as Croatia's main star. 

The news of Tottenham's finalisation of the deal comes as negotiations to sell Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore to Hull City are well underway. 

Manager Andre Villas-Boas is conducting a clear-out at White Hart Lane, with the futures of Jermain Defoe and Scott Parker, amongst others, undetermined.

 

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