FC Barcelona go into the last stretch of the season with a chance to secure two silverware. They are third in La Liga just 2 points behind Atletico Madrid. They also have Copa del Rey final with Atletic Bilbao. However, that has not stopped Barcelona from rekindling their interest in Spanish international Dani Olmo.
Dani Olmo, who currently plays for the German club RB Leipzig, is a La Masia product. He played his formative years in the Catalan club and later moved onto Dinamo Zagreb. Barcelona previously showed interest in bringing back their academy product, however, they were beaten by Die Rotten Bullen.
In Germany, the Spanish attacking midfielder has become a key figure in Julian Nagelsmann’s team as they are currently sitting second in the Bundesliga table, 5 points behind the league leaders Bayern Munich.
LAPORTA TO PLAY A ROLE IN BRINGING OLMO TO BARCELONA
Laporta has made it his priority to rebuild the Barcelona team by giving importance to the La Masia. Their financial situation has also made it necessary for them to be more cautious in their transfer market activity.
With the likes of Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Ilaix Moriba, and Riqui Puig making their mark on the first team, it is wise to bring in Dani Olmo. His versatility has earned him his international callup and has made him a regular under the Spain manager Luis Enrique. He has already scored 4 goals and assisted a further 9 in this season of Bundesliga.
Barcelona board is said to have kept tabs on Olmo’s development and are waiting for an opportunity to sign him. But his current contract runs until the June of 2024 and hence Leipzig won’t be in a hurry to sell him. This means that any move for the Spanish midfielder will come with a hefty sum, as he has a release clause of €80 million.
With their bad financial condition, Barcelona will have to play the waiting game for getting their target. Any possible move for Olmo will be subjected to how well they can raise money. Hence expect this transfer if the club can sell some of the fringe players from their books.