Three European giants are said to be competing or the signature of Spain star Dani Olmo.
Having starred in the European Championship with Spain, Olmo finds himself a hot prospect this summer and reports from Defensa Central suggest Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are interested.
Olmo is a former La Masia player, who left the club several years back.
Despite this, Barca’s arch-rivals, Real are gunning for the signature of the midfielder. Luis Enrique saw Olmo as one of his key players in a tournament where Spain shone, only to be knocked out by finalists Italy.
Dani Olmo was certainly one the best players on the pitch yesterday. Here’s a quick look into his performance pic.twitter.com/096Q2yx9fk
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Bayern’s interest comes from Julian Nagelsmann having experience of working with Olmo. The two were together at RB Leipzig and Bayern are perceived to be favourites to make the deal happen.
According to Transfermarkt, Olmo’s market value is €45 million. While Barcelona would be interested in luring the Euros star to the Catalan club, they’re in the midst of some concerning financial troubles and reportedly need to shift €200 million worth of wages to sign anyone this summer.
This makes it very unlikely that Ronald Koeman’s side will be capable of bringing the Spanish star to his former home.
Olmo can play as an attacking midfielder or on either wing, his versatility making him a very appealing addition for potential suitors.
After leaving the Barcelona academy, Olmo joined Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb where he fulfilled the potential that the Blaugrana failed to unlock.
Likened to Real Madrid maestro Isco, whoever lands the young Spanish talent will be hoping that he can continue to his run of rich form into domestic football.