After failing to acquire Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid will allegedly look for a new forward in Dani Olmo during the summer transfer window
After failing in their pursuit of Erling Haaland during the summer transfer window, Real Madrid would explore making a move for RB Leipzig forward Dani Olmo, according to Defensa Central (Spanish news agency).
He has been with the club since January 2020, when he joined from Dinamo Zagreb. Olmo was a member of the Barcelona academy. The 23-year-old has proven to be an excellent addition to the Bundesliga club’s ranks. Thus, stunning spectators with his versatility and technical abilities. In addition, he has been a big success with the Spanish national team. There he has shone under the guidance of Luis Enrique.
Olmo has been strongly linked with a major transfer away from Leipzig since last summer. A return to Barcelona is being suggested as a possibility, as well as Real Madrid and other European clubs. However, a transfer did not materialise. He remained at Leipzig. There he has continued to build on his already impressive reputation.
Those same rumours are reviving as the summer season approaches. Barcelona is in negotiations with Olmo about a potential transfer. Real Madrid reportedly considering Olmo as a backup plan if they are unable to sign Erling Haaland as a result.
Los Blancos are showing interest in signing the 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker. Kylian Mbappe is also a major target for the club ahead of the 2022-23 season. While the latter’s signing is regarded as a done deal, things are far more tricky in the case of Haaland. He has a slew of other suitors, including Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. At the same time, the financial stakes are completely absurd.
Will Losblancos make a move for Dani Olmo?
Thus, there is a possibility that Real Madrid may lose out on the opportunity to bring in Haaland. And in such an event, according to the report, they will consider making a play for Dani Olmo. While the Spaniard is unlikely to be a direct replacement for the Norwegian international, he has shown that he is capable of playing anywhere across the frontline, whether on the wings or through the centre as a false-nine in the past.
Furthermore, according to the article, Real Madrid is interested in bolstering their depth and skill on the right side, where Rodrygo Goes is now their only natural option. To do this, the Merengues may contemplate making a move for Dani Olmo. They will have the hope of pairing him with Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Junior in a lethal frontline for years to come.
As previously said, though, Real Madrid’s pursuit of the former La Masia ace would be contingent on how their pursuit of Haaland develops in the coming weeks.