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Olmo confirms Barcelona interest

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Dani Olmo credits the Barcelona academy for shaping him as a person.

Dani Olmo has left the door open for a possible return to the Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

Born and bred in the city of Barcelona, Dani Olmo joined the Barca youth academy when he was only nine years old. After spending seven years at one of the world’s best facilities, the midfielder moved to Dinamo Zagreb in 2014.

And Olmo has stated that it fills him with joy to hear Barcelona wanting to sign him back.

“It makes me happy that Barcelona are considering bringing me home,” Olmo told as Marca reports.

“I spent six years at La Masia and they taught me life lessons.”

The 21-year old, who was part of Spain’s Under-21Championship this year, also expressed his desire to make it to the senior squad for the upcoming EURO.

“My objective is to go to the Euros,” Olmo said.

“This will be difficult for me because I’ll be playing in a lesser league, the Croatian one, for the next six months. I want to take a step forward. And not only go to the Euros but keep improving.

“It’s not that [Zagreb] aren’t offering me this, it’s that I think I’m ready to take a step forward in my career.”