Tottenham set to end interest in starlet

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Tottenham are set to end their long-standing interest in Croatian starlet Alen Halilovic, according to Sky Sports.

17-year-old Halilovic, who signed his first professional contract with current employes Dinamo Zagreb last summer, has drawn admiring glances from across Europe after hugely impressing in the Prva HNL with consistent displays beyond his years.

Andre-Villas Boas' Spurs, who introduced a raft of new faces to their squad during the summer in order to adequately plug the sizeable void left by the world-record departure of Welsh star Gareth Bale, were believed to be chasing the Croatia international, with reports earlier today even suggesting that the club were very close to completing a deal for the teenager who they allegedly tried to sign during the summer.

However, despite such reports, Sky Sports claim to understand that Spurs are no longer eager to sign Halilovic, who would reportedly cost £12 million. 

Spurs fans can be forgiven for being disappointed at such news, with many comparing the prodigy to former midfield star and compatriot Luka Modric.

28-year-old Modric, a former Dinamo player himself who arrived at White Hart Lane during the summer of 2008, forged a reputation as one of the Premier League's most-accomplished talents during a subsequent four-year stint in North London.

He eventually left the club in order to move to La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer.

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