Less than half a year after ‘renewal of contract’… Expected to join Barcelona next summer

There has been speculation that Dani Olmo (25, Leipzig) will join his ‘home team’ Barcelona. He had been on the verge of leaving since last year amid numerous transfer rumors, but he stayed in June by signing a new contract until 2027, and there are speculations that he could be sold next summer.

German media ‘Sport Bild’ predicted on the 12th (Korean time) that “Olmo, who is considered one of the best players in the German Bundesliga, is scheduled to leave Leipzig after four years in the next summer transfer window,” and added, “As of now, his next destination is “There is a significant possibility that it will become ‘parent’ Barcelona,” he said.

It is ‘unusual’ considering that less than 15 days have passed since Olmo chose to stay by signing a new contract despite a series of ‘love calls’, but locally, due to Leipzig’s financial problems, he was inevitably classified as a sale target. I predicted that I would have no choice but to leave.

In fact, local sources predicted that, considering Olmo’s buyout메이저놀이터 (allowable transfer amount), if he were to leave, Leipzig, which needs to make a profit to balance its finances, could receive a transfer fee of 65 million euros (about 92.5 billion won). Meanwhile, Barcelona, ​​the ‘home away from home’ that has been constantly connected since last year, has risen to the surface again.

‘Sport Bild’ said, “Olmo’s father and agent have talked several times about the possibility of returning to Barcelona,” adding, “In particular, they held a private meeting locally during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November last year. “He added.

Olmo is a Spanish-born midfielder who joined Leipzig in January 2020 and has been playing as a key player ever since. As soon as he transferred, he became a starting player and made a name for himself through his outstanding performance. He played in 127 official matches, scoring 26 goals and providing 30 assists, and won the German Football Association (DFB) Pokal Cup twice.

In particular, Olmo, who is evaluated as a versatile midfielder who can play anywhere in the second line, led the attack based on excellent ball control, passing ability, and pressure relief as a former member of ‘La Masia (Barcelona Youth)’. He was used in a variety of tactical ways due to his activity level and defensive ability.

He has been consistently receiving attention from big clubs since last year. However, contrary to expectations, he chose to stay by signing a new contract with Leipzig. In this process, the weekly wage, which was previously 80,000 euros (approximately 113.75 million won), was significantly increased to a whopping 180,000 euros (approximately 260 million won). In addition, a buyout of 65 million euros, which will take effect from next summer, was inserted as a clause in the contract.

“I am really happy to have extended my contract,” Olmo said at the time. “Both I and Leipzig have big ambitions and want to grow and develop further in the future. I want to take the next step together. “I also want to continue to enjoy success,” he said.

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