According to German journalist Christian Falk (via Caught Offside), RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dani Olmo, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, would like to join FC Barcelona. The Spaniard would also be open to a transfer to the Premier League.
Earlier this month, reports in Spain claimed that Olmo had emerged as a possible target for Real Madrid heading into the summer window. The former Barcelona academy ace is set to enter the final year of his contract at RB Leipzig, who are having difficulties in renewing him.
It was suggested that Olmo is keen on returning to Spain and would look favourably towards a transfer to Real Madrid despite his past allegiances with Barça. It was even suggested that preliminary contacts had already taken place between the two parties.
However, Christian Falk is now claiming that Olmo ideally like to join Barcelona in the summer, although he would be open to a transfer to the Premier League where Manchester United are said to be interested.
“Another Bundesliga midfielder hotly discussed in the Premier League is Dani Olmo. The Spaniard would like to join FC Barcelona, but is not averse to a move to England,” Falk said.
“Manchester United are also among those interested whilst Leipzig are struggling to renew Olmo’s contract. The problem: Olmo wanted to have an immediate release clause for the summer of 2023 in the new contract.”
Falk adds that the negotiations over a new deal have hit a roadblock as Olmo requested a release clause inserted in the new contract which would come into effect from this summer itself, which the club are reluctant to do.
As he gets set to enter the final year of his contract, the chances of an exit are increasing, especially with negotiations over an extension stalling.
But with Olmo still seemingly favouring a move to Barcelona and clubs like Manchester United as well as Tottenham understood to be in the picture, whether Real Madrid are prepared to go after Olmo in the summer remains to be seen.
Source: Madrid Universal