Manchester City have completed
The midfielder, 18, has agreed a long-term deal with the reigning Premier League champions having undergone a successful medical,
Palaversa has spent his entire career at Hajduk Split, making 17 appearances for their first-team, scoring two goals, and the midfielder has thanked the club for allowing the deal to the Etihad to go through.
#MCFC have signed teenager Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split, the Croatian club have announced. The 18-year-old has returned to Hajduk on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season - but City can recall him next January pic.twitter.com/zpcg6VyK76— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) January 31, 2019
Speaking to Hajduk Split's official website, he said: "
"There is still a lot of work ahead, I’ve not yet shown everything I can and I hope to play for Hajduk to justify the trust shown."
While recently coming through the ranks at Hajduk Split, Palaversa has done the same with the Croatian national team, appearing for the U15's through to the U19's currently, as well as captaining that team, earning 11 caps and scoring three goals.
Official: Hajduk Split have announced the sale of Croatia under-19 captain Ante Palaversa (18) to Manchester City.— City Watch (@City_Watch) January 31, 2019
Palaversa will will return to Hajduk on loan until the summer of 2020, with City having a clause to recall him in January of that year. pic.twitter.com/BMm0bbeMWN
A holding midfielder by trade, Palaversa will be seen by many as a long-term replacement for 33-year-old Fernandinho at City
Source : 90min