Dani Olmo (25, Leipzig) hasn’t changed his mind after a ‘love letter’ from Josep Guardiola (52, Spain). Unlike Josuco Gbardiol (21), who chose to join Manchester City, Olmo chose to stay at Leipzig.
In an interview with German publication Bild on Tuesday, Olmo said, “There is nothing. I am completely focused on my role with Leipzig, the Bundesliga, Champions League and cup competitions,” he said, adding, “Man City is the biggest, biggest club in the world. Yosuco is headed there. But I’m happy here,” he added, dismissing any transfer speculation.
With Kevin De Bruyne, 32, set to be sidelined for an extended period with a hamstring injury, City are exploring a number of options. Phil Foden, 23, is doing a great job, but they are looking to add another midfielder who can bring creativity to the midfield in the long term.
Lucas Paqueta (25-West Ham) was a favorite to join the club, but negotiations have stalled after he was implicated in an alleged betting violation. Guardiola is also interested in Olmo, who plays in Germany. Guardiola has long been a fan of Olmo’s performances and has been linked with a move every transfer window.
In fact, four years ago, when Olmo was playing for Dinamo Zagreb, Guardiola was asked about him at a match press conference and said, “He’s a top player. He’s a player with a bright future.” Olmo had the opportunity to join City when he left Dinamo Zagreb, but he opted to join Leipzig for a chance at a starting role. 바카라사이트
Time has shown that Olmo has no intention of moving to City. Leipzig have no intention of letting him go this summer either. The German outlet Leipziger Folkszeitung reported on July 19 that “Olmo is expected to stay at the club despite interest from Man City”.
Olmo is an integral part of Leipzig’s defense with his creative play and aggressive passing. Since joining the club, he has made 125 appearances, scoring 25 goals and providing 29 assists. In his first match of the season, he scored a hat trick against Bayern Munich in the German Football Association (DFL) Super Cup to lift the trophy.