Football: Five Major Transfers To Germany For 2016-17

Football: Five major transfers to Germany for 2016-17

BERLIN, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -24th Augst,2016) - Ahead of the start of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season on Friday, AFP sports takes a look at the five biggest incoming transfers of the close season in Germany: Alen Halilovic (CRO) ==================== Barcelona (ESP) to Hamburg, five million Euros ($5.6m) Halilovic was 16 when he made his professional debut for Dinamo Zagreb and having been billed as Croatia's 'next big thing', he was snapped up by Barcelona in May 2014. The attacking midfielder scored four goals in 29 matches for Barcelona B over the course of the 2014-15 campaign, but made just one Copa del Rey appearance for the first team. On loan at Sporting Gijon, his injection of class meant he made 36 appearances in 2015-16, netting three goals and five assists to earn the the nickname 'Guajlilovic', a play on 'El Guaje' (the Kid).

The 20-year-old missed out on a place in Croatia's Euro 2016 squad, but scored his first goal for Hamburg in their 1-0 win at Zwickau on Monday in the German Cup -- eight minutes after coming off the bench. "That I scored with my first chance is really great.

I hope that more goals will follow," he said after his debut in the Cup's first round. Ousmane Dembele (FRA) ===================== Rennes (FRA) to Borussia Dortmund, a reported 15 million euros The 18-year-old winger joined Rennes as a 13-year-old in 2010 and only made his French league debut last November, but is already one of France's brightest talents. He has said his dream is to play for Barcelona and last season he scored 12 goals in 26 French league games, including a hat-trick in the derby against Nantes last March.