Spanish journalist Sergio Santos reported that Barcelona will face difficulties in pursuing Dani Olmo. The Spanish international, whose current market value is €40 million, reportedly wants to return to Spain. But he prefers Real Madrid over Barcelona as his destination.
After making a name for himself at Dinamo Zagreb, Olmo secured a move to RB Leipzig in January 2020. Since then, he has continued to impress with his technical ability, vision, and creativity on the pitch. He has also become a regular for the Spanish national team, showcasing his talents on the international stage. His preference for Real Madrid over Barcelona may come as a blow for the Catalan giants. After all Barcelona have reportedly been showing interest in bringing him back to La Liga.
After his impressive performances, Olmo has become a highly sought-after player with Real Madrid and Barcelona both showing interest in him. He has continued to shine at RB Leipzig, contributing with four goals and six assists in 23 appearances this season. However, with less than 18 months remaining on his contract, his future remains uncertain and a number of clubs are monitoring the situation closely.
Who will Dani Olmo play for if he returns to Spain?
Despite Barcelona’s interest in Dani Olmo, the midfielder has reportedly set his sights on joining arch-rivals Real Madrid. Olmo’s contract with RB Leipzig expires in less than 18 months. This makes him a highly sought-after player in the transfer market. Barcelona has been keen on re-signing the Spanish international. But their financial constraints prevented them from securing his services in the previous transfer windows. Nevertheless, recent reports suggest that Barcelona is still interested in the player and wants to sign him as soon as possible.
Barcelona’s financial struggles could put them at a disadvantage in the race for Dani Olmo’s signature. As the player’s market value is currently around €40 million. This has put Real Madrid in a more favourable position to secure the services of the Spanish international. Real Madrid’s need for a wide-attacking player further increases their interest in Olmo, particularly with uncertainties surrounding the futures of Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard. It remains to be seen if Olmo will make a return to Spain by joining Real Madrid in the upcoming summer transfer window.
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