Manchester City have signed midfielder Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split and loaned him back to the Croatian side.The 18-year-old completed a medical in Manchester this week and has moved for a fee thought to be around £7m.
Palaversa will return on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season, although City can recall him next January.”I have not yet shown all I can and hope to play for Hajduk to justify the great trust I have received from England’s champions,” he said.
“There is still a lot of work ahead of me.”Palaversa made his debut for Hajduk in July and has scored two goals in 15 outings. He has played for Croatia from Under-14 to Under-19 level.
The teenager’s move comes a day after City sold the latest in a string of young players, with winger Rabbi Matondo joining Schalke in a deal worth £9.6m.
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