Fortuna Sittard announced the signing of Alen Halilović. The 27-year-old is signed until the end of next season with the option of an automatic renewal for two more seasons. Alen Halilović was in Croatia, where he was defending the colors of HNK Rijeka.
This will not be the first time that Alen Halilović has played in the Netherlands. In the 2019/20 season he played for SC Heerenveen and played 20 competitive games for the Fries and scored just one goal. After that he was released by AC Milan and played with Birmingham City and Reading in England.
Welcome to Sittard, Alen 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐜! pic.twitter.com/K8cHWcB9Uv
— Fortuna Sittard (@FortunaSittard) July 18, 2023
Alen Halilović returns to the Netherlands, looking to rediscover the good football he played when he played for SC Heerenveen.
“It’s good to be back in Holland. I spoke to some friends who play for Fortuna Sittard and they were very excited about the club’s goals for the future. I’m really looking forward to starting playing for Fortuna Sittard and meeting all my new club mates” said Alen Halilović.
“Alen Halilović has always been recognized as having great potential and we believe that this potential and quality that he has is within him and we want to give him the opportunity to get all of that out. We believe we have the right conditions for him to be happy here with us and play at the highest level” said Américo Branco, director of football at Fortuna Sittard.