Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing Dinamo Zagreb star Dani Olmo last summer but refused to meet his £35.5 million price-tag, according to ESPN, with Barcelona now interested in bringing the La Masia graduate back to the Camp Nou.
2019 has been a breakthrough year for the 21-year-old. Olmo won the Croatian league’s Player of the Year after inspiring Dinamo to the title before tasting success again with Spain at the U21 European Championships in Italy.
And the winger’s rapid rise shows no signs of slowing. In eight games, he’s already produced five goals and five assists in the first few weeks of the current campaign.
Olmo spent seven years honing his trade at the famed La Masia academy and, according to ESPN, Barcelona want to re-sign a player they let go five years ago with the Terrassa-born wonder-kid establishing himself as one of the most exciting young forwards anywhere on the continent.
But Olmo could have been lining up for Tottenham this season, only for Dinamo’s demands to put them off. ESPN points out that Spurs were not keen to pay £35.5 million for a player who, while possessing undoubted quality, is still completely unproven at the top level.
Then again, Tottenham had few concerns about signing a certain Luka Modric from Dinamo Zagreb 11 years ago and that didn’t go to badly.
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