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Both Barcelona and Real Madrid interested in signing Dani Olmo this summer

The player’s contract finishes in 2024 meaning that RB Leipzig could be tempted into taking a fee for the Spanish international.

The player’s contract finishes in 2024 meaning that RB Leipzig could be tempted into taking a fee for the Spanish international.
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It seems like Dani Olmo will be on the move this summer, and the Spanish midfielder is one of the most interesting options for clubs across Europe as they look to plan their future. From his current club’s point of view, the fact that his contract finishes in 2024 means that there is a danger he may leave on a free transfer if they don’t move quickly.

At just 25-years-old, the player has a lot of experience in top competitions, such as the Champions League, Euro and World Cup games, and he is considered a very intriguing player in terms of his quality-price ratio, as Leipzig would not ask for an astronomical fee, wanting around €30-40 million.

Leipzig had not included a release clause to his contract in order to increase the chances of a bidding war for Olmo, but it seems that this this is their last chance to recoup any money for the player. In fact, certain clubs have already made Leipzig aware of their position, including Bayern Munich. The German giants are ready for a dressing room overhaul in a summer which could see players such as Mané and Müller move on, creating space for Olmo.

The Spanish route is also available for the player, who has both Real Madrid and Barcelona interested in him, albeit from different perspectives. The Catalan club could not sign him when they wanted to a few seasons ago for financial reasons and they are waiting for him to come on a free in 2024 if the stars align. Real Madrid, for their part, have Olmo as a replacement should Marco Asensio leave, with a move to the Premier League potentially on the cards. Olmo would jump past players like Hazard in the Madrid hierarchy and sit alongside Rodrygo in the power ranking.

Olmo got a goal and a hat-trick of assists against Freiburg.
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Olmo got a goal and a hat-trick of assists against Freiburg.THOMAS KIENZLEAFP

Premier League interest in Olmo

The Premier League, as always, are equally as attentive to Olmo’s decisions this summer. He was close to moving to England when he was very young and is valued very highly by many clubs in the league. Just a few days ago, ex-Liverpool player, Dietmar Hamann, said that €40 million for Olmo was “a bargain” as he “can create chances out of nothing”. There are various projects in the Premier League in which Olmo would fit perfectly well.

The Pokal semi-final against Freiburg showed Olmo’s top level as he got a goal and three assists, and also reminded people why Leipzig have tried to get him to renew his contract for a long time. His future looks closer away from the club as the summer approaches, and his age, price and quality all allow him to make the jump to the next level.