Benfica are looking at AC Milan outcast Alen Halilovic to strengthen their midfield. Talks are ongoing between the two clubs.
Alen Halilovic is one of the many meteors that have passed at AC Milan in recent years. The Croatian midfielder made only three appearances with the Rossoneri, all in the Europa League.
In the last season, the 24-year-old was on loan at Heerenveen in Eredivisie but in the summer he will return to Milanello. The Croation attacking midfielder, however, will only be passing through, because he is not part of Stefano Pioli’s project.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Benfica are seriously interested in Alen Halilovic and the Portuguese club have already opened talks with AC Milan.
Last year, before moving to Netherlands, the Croatian had been targeted by some Spanish clubs such as Real Betis, Levante and Espanyol, but a transfer did not materialize. The Rossoneri believed that an experience in Eredivisie would help Halilovic grow. He made 17 league appearances (mostly as a substitute) with Heerenveen scoring one goal and providing three assists.
With just one year remaining in his contract AC Milan are more than happy to sell Halilovic. A move to Benfica could be the perfect solution for all parties. Perhaps the former Barcelona talent will finally have has chance to shine in Portugal.