Dani Olmo has revealed that he came close to signing for Barcelona but eventually rejected them due to their half-hearted approach.
Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo spent time developing himself as a player in Barcelona’s famed youth academy La Masia.
Following his impressive performances in Dinamo Zagreb, numerous clubs lined up for his signing in January. But Olmo eventually joined RB Leipzig to complete a €25 million.
He has already registered his first goal and assist in his new colors and has managed to keep up his good form.
Barca was also one of the options for him but the 21-year old revealed that he did not think they were seriously interested in securing his transfer.
“I had the sense that they were not seriously interested in me,” Olmo told Mundo Deportivo.
“In November, they talked to my agent like they wanted to get it done quickly, but then all of a sudden it was moved. Then, in January, just as I was going to Leipzig, they asked me to wait again. But I had already made a decision.
“I wanted to go to a team that offered me a perspective. Leipzig was able to do that, other teams weren’t. I have no regrets. I think this was the best option for me and still is.”