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Name Dani Olmo
Gender Male
Ethnic Spanish
Job Spanish Footballer
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Club as Player RB Leipzig
  Dinamo Zagreb
  FC Barcelona

Relationship

Agent Andy Bara

2019 10 02 Retrieve

[Dinamo Zagreb defender and former Barcelona youth product Dani Olmo has sparked some transfer speculation after admitting he talked to Pep Guardiola following their 2-0 loss to Manchester City] We spoke about how I am in Zagreb and in the club and nothing else really. He wished me luck for all the games.

2019 11 13 Retrieve

[Former Barca product Dani Olmo admits Croatia interest as he eyes Spain debut] I am proud that Croatia, one of the best national teams in the world, want me and they have let me know about it, but I am Spanish and playing for Spain has always been my dream. A footballer always aspires to the best and playing with the national team is included in that. I must continue working so that this moment can arrive

[Amid rumoured interest from Manchester City, Manchester United and former club Barcelona, Olmo is not thinking about his next move] I am 21 years old, I have a long way to go and I have my feet on the ground. My agent and my father have kept me away from the transfer issues and I am focused on playing football. I am in a great moment as the other day we qualified for the cup final and we are close to winning the double again. Coming to Croatia was the hardest decision in my life, but no one else offered me the sporting project that Dinamo did - both as a player and as a person. I think I made the right decision

2019 11 17 Retrieve

[Barcelona academy product Dani Olmo did not rule out a return to Camp Nou after his impressive form for Dinamo Zagreb led to speculation that the Spanish champions could seek to re-sign him] I hope I can come back, but we’ve just started the season really well. We’re doing well in the Champions League. There are two games left and we depend on ourselves to get through. There’s a lot of work to be done. The Champions League is a shop window for all young players, especially if you’re in a smaller league like Croatia

[On the speculation over a possible transfer back to Catalonia] We will see what happens. I don’t close the door on any club, but I’m a Dinamo player, what happens with Dinamo, we will see. Barcelona’s style: touch, movement - that’s added to what I have learned in Croatia. They’ve made me the player I am now

2019 12 25 Retrieve

[Dani Olmo, who was linked with Manchester United and Barcelona, admits he is ready to make a move from Dinamo Zagreb, saying cycle there is over] Last summer was an ideal time to take a next step. In the end it did not happen and I said that I was equally happy because I wanted to play Champions League. But I think my cycle there is over and I want to take the next step to continue improving

[He had been linked with a move to both Barcelona and Manchester United earlier this season] Honestly, I know absolutely nothing about it. It’s for my manager Andy Bara and my dad. However, I’m not burdened by this

2020 01 02 Retrieve

[Dinamo Zagreb attacking midfielder Dani Olmo has revealed that former club Barcelona have entered talks to bring the 21-year-old back to the Catalan club] It makes me happy that the rumours have become a concrete proposal and that Barca considered the possibility of bringing me back home. I spent six years at La Masia and they tought me life-long values.

My goal is to go to the next European Championship and that will be difficult for me in the next six months if I only play in a minor competition like the one in Croatia. I want to take a step forward, not only to go to the European Championship but also to keep improving. It’s not that the club are putting me up for sale, I’m prepared to take a step forward in my career. As my own club even says, Croatia has become too small for me. If there is an agreement between both clubs then it is better to leave now, as soon as possible

2020 01 25 Retrieve

[Dani Olmo joins RB Leipzig for reported €20m fee plus bonuses] RB Leipzig are a young, attractive club that really convinced me with their philosophy to develop and put their trust in young talents. I hope to bring my own strengths to the table to help the club continue their successful journey

2020 03 19 Retrieve

[Dani Olmo talks up Liverpool target] I really like Peter Gulacsi, the goalkeeper, and the defence we have, Lukas Klosterman, Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Halstenberg. Upamecano is the future of France and the other two are Germany internationals. Then there are Christopher Nkunku and Patrik Schick, who have great quality, and Timo Werner, who is an aeroplane. In general, the whole team has youth, quality and self-confidence

Upamecano is very good. With the ball he is very safe. I see him as a very complete centre-back. In one-on-one situations he is very powerful, very difficult to beat. He is very young, only 21 years old and is one of the best centre-backs. On the other hand, I already knew Angelino. Our system suits him. It is the best for him because he is spectacular going forward and he is showing it. He is playing in everything and was very good against Tottenham in the Champions League, getting an assist in that game

2020 03 21 Retrieve

[Dani Olmo reveals he received offers from Barca & Premier League clubs before sealing RB Leipzig switch] I had several offers, not only from Spain, but also from Italy and England. But RB Leipzig was the team that bet the most. The sports director came to see me in Zagreb and the coach called me to convey his interest because he wanted me to be part of his staff. And that was very important to me. The project they offered me was not given to me by any other team. This is how I felt and I was determined that it was the best option. I am clear about the path I want to travel and what I have to do to achieve it.

[Olmo added on how close he came to going back to Barcelona] They [Barcelona] spoke to my agents in November as if they wanted to make the transfer very quickly, but then everything was postponed for one reason or another. And then near the end of January, when they asked me to wait to see, it was already almost done with Leipzig. At that time, I had already signed up. Because I wanted to go to a team that had a project now and in the future for me. Leipzig offered it to me and other teams did not. I went to the team that insisted the most and showed the most that they wanted me

2020 05 13 Retrieve

[RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo thinks Liverpool-linked Timo Werner should remain with the club] He gives you a lot of options because he loves to move all over the pitch. He’s not a target man or a static striker, he likes to drift to the wings or drop into midfield to receive the ball and break the defensive line. He’s so fast and he has the killer instinct – he’s scored a lot this season. He’s a player that gives you a lot of opportunities in the way that he plays. I think the place that he fits best is Leipzig and the Bundesliga. He’s doing pretty well where he is

I love that player. I first met him in the Euro Under-21 semi-final and I realised he’s a strong, fast and aggressive player, very hard to beat, and he’s young like me – we were both born in 1998. He isn’t just a player for the future, but also for the present

2020 05 13b Retrieve

[Dani Olmo has explained his decision to join RB Leipzig from Dinamo Zagreb] Maybe this is not a question to me. It didn’t happen and I am not sure if it was a real option. There were a lot of things published in the press but I was happy in Croatia. I knew sooner or later the moment of leaving would arrive, as happened. Leipzig was one of the clubs which showed more interest in me. That’s why we decided to move here

I said it in the past. It would be beautiful to play in your home country’s championship. La Liga is one of the best championships in the world, very competitive. So why not? Yes, I would like to play in La Liga one day

I choose Leipzig for the project and for how they take care of the talent. If you watch over the roster you can check we are a very young team, with players with great projection but always ready for fighting for the highest goals. This season we have seen it both in Bundesliga and Champions League. We are a young team which aspires to everything. I think if we keep working hard we could even fight for the championship