There is currently no team in the Premier League who do transfers better than Liverpool.
In the last few years, Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and many, many more have arrived at Anfield as budding, young hopefuls before transforming into established, world class performers under the steely gaze of Jurgen Klopp.
And, on yesterday’s evidence, Dani Olmo has all the raw talent required to follow in the footsteps of Salah, Mane and co on Merseyside.
Croatian publication Svijet Kladjenja reported late last year that the Dinamo Zagreb winger was on Liverpool’s radar and now might be the perfect time to step up their interest with Olmo valued at an affordable £23 million (Calciomercato).
A one-time Barcelona wonderkid who scored 12 goals and produced nine assists last season, firing Zagreb to the Croatian league title, Olmo took his staggering club form onto the international stage for Spain’s U21s.
Included in the starting XI against Belgium on Wednesday after being left out against Italy, Olmo opened the scoring inside just seven minutes with a lovely cushioned finish which showcased his ruthless quality in the final third and outstanding technical ability. His overall display was chock-full of intelligent passes and great movement in the attack.
The watching world went mad on Twitter – and you can almost guarantee that Olmo’s display didn’t pass Liverpool by.
Dani Olmo scored today after getting ignored in the opening game, lovely to see. Would be a great signing for any sub-top team in Europe’s best leagues.— Navid Molaaghaei (@navidjaaan) June 19, 2019
Dani Olmo numbers against Belgium:— Dino Grgić (@Dino_Grgic) June 19, 2019
37 passes, 25 forward
21 passes in the final third
2 key passes
2 success. dribbles
7,7 average rating according to WhoScored
After a great season for @gnkdinamo in @EuropaLeague, he became important member of U21.#EUROU21 pic.twitter.com/5TnXIvOSE0
Dani Olmo with the open for the Spanish U21. Wouldn’t be against Liverpool having a look at him.— Sean White (@seanc510) June 19, 2019
Dani Olmo, what a finish that is— SN & RSR Steve (@steveoo242) June 19, 2019
Told y’all, Dani Olmo is a beast.— Felix (@Mxdridazo) June 19, 2019
Superb finish from Dani Olmo— ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@BaccaIieri) June 19, 2019
Spain are able to find space by creating width and opportunities for 3v3 movements and combinations on both flanks. They can switch and instantly work the ball to the half-space while Belgium try to find their shape. Olmo is pivotal to this as he has been all game. #ESPBEL— Chaka Simbeye (@chaka_simbeye) June 19, 2019
Dani Olmo. 1-0. Big things expected of him in this tournament and he didn't play in first game. Lovely finish after 7 minutes against Belgium.— Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) June 19, 2019
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