Barcelona have held talks with RB Leipzig over a potential deal to sign Spanish international Dani Olmo, according to Mike McGrath of the Telegraph. Olmo left Barcelona as a 16-year-old to join Dinamo Zagreb in 2014.
Barcelona Looking to Sign Dani Olmo
An Unconventional Path
Barcelona are looking into the possibility of signing Dani Olmo from RB Leipzig. The clubs have held talks regarding the transfer of the 23-year-old attacking midfielder. The Spanish and German sides have been in direct contact to negotiate the transfer of Ilaix Moriba to Die Roten Bullen.
Dani Olmo has taken an unconventional path to reach his stardom. The attacking midfielder started his journey as an eight-year-old in 2006 with Espanyol. He moved to the famed La Masia academy a year later. Olmo spent seven years in La Maisa. In 2014, he took a big risk and made the unconventional route and joined Dinamo Zagreb.
The Spaniard spent one season with Zagreb’s youth academy before making his debut for the senior team in 2015. The surprise move hit the right notes as Olmo established himself in Zagreb. He quickly became one of the best young prospects as he helped the Croatian giants to five Croatian league titles. The Spaniard spent six seasons with the club, making 124 appearances, scoring 34 goals and winning nine major honors, before moving to RB Leipzig in 2019.
Olmo has been an integral part of the Leipzig attack following his move. The Spaniard has made 61 appearances and scored 12 goals in two seasons with the German club.
The attacking midfielder still has three years remaining on his contract and looks unlikely to return to Spain this summer.
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig are very close to officially announcing the signing of 18-year-old midfielder Ilaix Moriba from Barcelona. The German side have reportedly reached an agreement with the Spanish side and will likely announce the deal before the end of the transfer window.
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