Barcelona Transfer Target Dani Olmo Opens Up on His Previous Stint at the La Liga Club

Barcelona Transfer Target Dani Olmo Opens Up on His Previous Stint at the La Liga Club

Ero Samson
September 19, 2023 at 2:15 PM
  • Dani Olmo has emerged as a past transfer target for Barcelona
  • The RB Leipzig attacker had a previous spell with the Catalans
  • Olmo recently revealed details about his time at La Blaugrana

RB Leipzig star, Dani Olmo has opened up on his six-year stint at La Liga champions, Barcelona.

The 25-year-old attacker broke onto the scene in 2014 with Croatian club, Dinamo Zagreb and following a run of impressive performances, subsequently completed a transfer to the German club in 2020.

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Dani Olmo remains a transfer target for La Liga club Barcelona. Image: Lluis Gene
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However, amid his footballing exploits away from his home country, Olmo has been linked with a return to his boyhood club despite the Leipzig star recently penning a three-year contract extension at the Red Bull Arena outfit.

The Spaniard recently came out to speak about his chances of returning to Barcelona and Camp Nou.

Dani Olmo on potential Barcelona return

The La Masia academy graduate recently sat down for an interview with Spanish outlet, Diario AS and reflected on his time with La Blaugrana.

"I was happy at Barca. In four of the six years I was there, I was top scorer, I played as a forward and winger, I was also an under-16 and under-17 international."

Despite his high praise for the club, Olmo stated his reason for joining the Croatian club instead of continuing with Barcelona.

"What I wanted was a sporting project in me and Dinamo gave me that. When you leave Barça, it’s not all rosy and in Croatia, I understood it. There I became a man in every sense, both on the field and off it."

The RB Leipzig playmaker remains high on Barca's transfer list, per Football Espana.

His new deal has a release clause of €60 million, a figure which could be negotiated to a further reduced fee in the instance the Catalans step up their pursuit of the Spaniard.

Olmo shares love for Jollof

Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported on RB Leipzig stars, Olmo and Dominik Szoboszlai eating Jollof after tasting the delicacy for the first time.

Ghanaian-born German, Benjamin Henrichs convinced his teammates to try the Ghanaian dish after their victory against Bayern Munich.

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