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Halilovic: "Las Palmas' style suits my game, I'm happy"

"I love the style of football they play here - a team which likes to play with a lot of possession could work well for me", the Croatian said at his presentation.

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Halilovic, durante su presentación como nuevo jugador de Las Palmas.
Carlos Díaz-Recio

Halilovic presented

Alen Halilović was formally unveiled by Las Palmas this afternoon. The Croatian joins the islanders on an 18-month loan deal, with an option to buy him outright from Hamburger SV.

The 20-year-old revealed that he and his agent have spent "a month talking to Las Palmas and I think this is the best deicison for my future. I spoke a lot with [Director of Sport] Luis Helguera; the club's sporting project appeals to me".

Attractive style

Halilović admited that he was keen to move away from Hamburg because he wasn't happy there. "It's a great club, but I wasn't playing very much and that was why we decided to look at other options; I'm happy to have signed for Las Palmas. I love the style of football they play here - a team which likes to play with a lot of possession could work well for me", he said. "I don't mind where I play - either just behind the centre-forward or out wide. I played on the wing at Hamburger and through the middle at Barça; I feel comfortable in either position. I just love playing football and I will play wherever the coach wants me to".