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Olmo: Barcelona have made a formal offer

Barcelona are in negotiations with Dinamo Zagreb to sign Dani Olmo, according to the Spain winger.

Olmo: Barcelona have made a formal offer
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Dani Olmo claims a formal offer has been received from Barcelona ahead of a prospective transfer from Dinamo Zagreb.

Olmo joined Dinamo Zagreb from Barcelona in 2014

Catalan forward Olmo spent six years in the youth ranks at Barça's famed La Masía before making the surprise switch to Croatia in 2014.

The 21-year-old was named man of the match after he scored the winner in Spain Under-21s' European Championship final victory over Germany in 2019.

He brought that form into this season with a string of impressive displays during Dinamo's Champions League campaign, earning a first senior Spain cap in November – another occasion Olmo marked with a goal against Malta.

"It seems to me it is best to leave Zagreb now," says Olmo

Dinamo reportedly want 40 million euros for Olmo, who hopes to arrive at Camp Nou in January rather than the end of the season if an agreement is reached.

"It makes me happy the rumours have become a formal proposal and Barça are planning my return," Olmo told L'Esportiu. "I spent six years at La Masía and they taught me values for a lifetime.

"I do not know if Barça want me now or at the end of the season, it's something my representatives control.

"If there is an agreement between the clubs, it seems to me it is best to leave Zagreb now."

Olmo feels Barcelona move would help his Euro 2020 hopes

Olmo believes joining Barça in January would aid his development and boost his chances of securing a spot in Luis Enrique's Spain squad for Euro 2020.

"My goal is to go to the European Championship and it will be difficult for me in the next few months if I only play in a minor competition," he said.

"Not only for going to the European Championship, also for continuing to improve. I am prepared to take a step forward in my career."