Monday, 19 August 2013


Croatia internationals Ante Rebic and Alen Halilovic look the most likely to make their moves out of the Croatian league with transfer deadline looming.  RNK Split would be happy to part with Rebic, whilst the player is under contract and ably supported in that area Mate Bilic, Henri Belle, Josip Mrsic, Goran Roce, Ivica Baraban and Aljosa Vojinovic.

Rebic, scored 10 times for Split last season and although he started the season slowly due to injury he is now finding his form and scored his debut goal for Croatia in midweek.  Rebic is targetted by Swansea City, Parma and Spurs, but Fiorentina look set to make Split an offer of around 3million Euros.  Split would be sensible to take such an offer with Krunoslav Lovrek's collapsed move to Deportivo due to injury and Sibenik's haggling over Ermin Zec a prime example of what can go wrong.

Rebic's transfer would secure the club who already have enough replacements especially proven striker Mate Bilic and would allow them to go out a recruit a central midfielder after losing key playmaker Ante Vitaic to long term injury. Meanwhile Halilovic, of Dinamo Zagreb is the subject of transfer negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur, who themselves are discussing Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid.

Dinamo it is believed are happy with the fee and the player is currently struggling for first team football under Krunoslav Jurcic who prefers Said Husljinovic and Algerian forward Soudani ahead of him.  With Sammir likely to return back to the first team, Halilovic is likely to move on the English Premiership to fulfill his potential and could be loaned out such as Stipe Perica, who will play with NAC Breda this season borrowed from Chelsea.

There appears unlikely to be few big transfers out of Croatia in the next few weeks.  Arjan Ademi and Duje Cop are playing the best football of their careers, but are both settled at Dinamo.  The club do however need to settle the status of striker Fatos Bequiraj who did not come cheap to Dinamo from Buducnost Podgorica, but has fallen out of favor.  Loaning Junior Fernandes from Bayer Levekusen has not done much good for Bequiraj and Dinamo similarly are unlikely to buy the Chilean international who is beginning to find form. It all spells money lost the Montenegro striker who was the leagues leading scorer two seasons ago.  A one million Euros bid from PSV Eindhoven is unlikely to impress Dinamo who should be selling this asset at a higher price.