ZARAGOZA FIND NEW MATE
By Luis Murillo & Jonny Owen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
With the long-term injury to record signing Goran Drulic, Zaragoza were desperate to find a replacement for the Yugoslavian. Many names had been mentioned, including Galatasaray's Jardel and Oviedo's Oli. However, it would now appear that Txetu Rojo's side are close to agreeing terms for Bilic, who currently plays in Croatia.
Bilic, who is 20, was in action for Split against Mallorca on Tuesday night, and is expected to make the move from Croatia to Spain in a deal worth around 300 million pesetas (£1 million).
Furthermore, sources close to the Spanish Cup holders are stating he could arrive this week.
Should Bilic complete the move to the Romerada then he will become Zaragoza's sixth non-EU player.
As Spanish rules state, a club is only permitted to have five non-EU players, which means either Alen Peternac, Cesar Rebosio, Esquerdinha or Roberto Acuna (pictured) will start the season without a squad number.