Agence France-PresseApril 19, 2013 22:31
Young Melbourne Heart striker Eli Babalj has signed with Holland's AZ Alkmaar on a four-year deal, the Australian club said on Saturday.
Babalj, 21, has travelled to Holland to undergo a medical and resolve personal terms after AZ scouts watched him play at Melbourne Heart this year.
He started to attract interest from European clubs after his breakout season in 2011-12 when he scored nine goals, propelling Heart to its first A-League finals campaign.
The striker's potential was recognised last year when he signed with Serbian Superliga side Red Star Belgrade.