It seems that the time is not at all going right for Los Blancos as in a new development after three harsh outings, one of their primary targets in the upcoming transfer window, Dani Olmo has clarified that his primary objective will be to join Barcelona.
According to the reports by a Catalan outlet called El Nacional, the 23-year-old Olmo, who impressed heavily in the recently concluded European Championship for Spain, has spoken that he would favour a return to Camp Nou where he was formerly deployed.
Stints of Olmo since his departure from Camo Nou
The youngster has improved by leaps and bounds ever since his departure from Barcelona at the tender age of 16. He shifted his allegiance to Croatian outfit, Dinamo Zagreb and from there he headed to German stalwarts RB Leipzig.
In the span of the last two years at Leipzig, he has managed to rack up 12 goals and 14 assists from 64 appearances that underline the youngster’s involvement in goals. Given his heroics in international affairs that also accentuated the maturity that he has shown over the past years, he has already started getting handsome offers from suitors across the globe.
Two major contenders to rope his signature have been arch-rivals, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Both the teams want him to bolster their ranks that has seen a relative decline in recent years ever since the departure of two of the world’s biggest talismans, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The race between Real Madrid and Barcelona
Barcelona almost snapped him up deep in the summer transfer window, only to be thwarted by an elapsing transfer deadline. However, they have set Olmo in their sights and will go all guns blazing to rope this youngster in the following summer.
However, they will also have stiff competition from their arch-rivals Real Madrid, who will be eager to deal a telling blow to the aspirations of Barcelona. However, Olmo himself wants to join Camp Nou given his preceding bond with the club.
With Modric and Toni Kroos heading towards their twilight, Real Madrid will need a successor, and an attacker who can play in the wide depths of the Real midfield will be an extremely valuable addition to the squad. However, given Olmo’s preference, this will be a tough battle for Los Blancos, also considering the fact that Manchester United is also hot on the heels of this youngster.