Player hints at move as Man Utd, Liverpool & Tottenham battle over £36m deal
Dani Olmo has suggested he’ll leave Dinamo Zagreb this summer with Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham all battling to sign the £36m midfielder
Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Here, Daniel Olmo speaks out on his future…
Dani Olmo has suggested he’ll leave Dinamo Zagreb this summer with Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham all battling to sign the £36m midfielder, according to reports via the Mirror.
Olmo came through the ranks at Barcelona’s famous La Masia youth academy before joining Zagreb in 2015 and he’s developed into one of the hottest young talents in European football over the past 12 months.
The 21-year-old contributed 12 goals and 9 assists for Zagreb last season after establishing himself as a first team regular while he also scored the winner for Spain against Germany to clinch the U21 European Championship this summer.
The youngsters huge potential has attracted plenty of interest throughout Europe as the Mirror claims Man Utd, Liverpool, and Tottenham are all vying for his signature while the likes of Bayern Munich and AC Milan have also expressed their interest.
Olmo has now spoken out amid the transfer speculation to suggest he will be on the move this summer but the attacking midfielder insists he’s yet to speak to his agent to discuss his options after only recently returning from holiday.
The Spanish youngster refused to rule out joining any team that’s showing an interest in him but believes he needs to join a club where he’ll play regularly so he can continue his development.
Olmo is quoted by the Mirror as telling Sport:
“It’s only just begun. I arrived home after a short break and I still haven’t spoken to my agents or my father. I’m expected back at Dinamo next week so we’ll see what happens.
“You have to remain calm and keep your feet on the ground. There’s still a long way to go and I have to keep working hard.
“There’s talk about a lot of teams and many more rumours. I don’t know what is true and what isn’t. I’ve wanted to disconnect from everything and when I have the chance to speak with my agent, we’ll see.
“I’m not ruling out any team. Out of respect to everyone who is interested in me, I’m not going to say anything. You have to respect them all.”
“Yes, what we’re looking for is a sporting project which is ready. Similar to what Dinamo offers because, right now, what I need to do is play.
“I’m young and I think I could give a lot more now and in the future.”
The Mirror claim Olmo will command a fee of around £36m so the likes of Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham will have to be prepared to put their hands in their pockets if they want to sign the attacker.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been targetting young talent this summer and Olmo certainly fits the bill but it remains to be seen whether the player will be open to a move to Old Trafford due to a lack of Champions League football.
Holders Liverpool will obviously be an attractive proposition for any player and Jurgen Klopp is reportedly on the look out for a versatile attacker this summer. Olmo is able to play anywhere across the attacking midfield positions so he’d be a very useful signing for the Merseysiders.
However, we can’t rule out Tottenham as they’ve had great success bringing through young talent in recent years so it’s going to be interesting to see where Olmo ends up if he opts for a move to England this summer.
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