Dani Olmo says the price tag that Dinamo Zagreb put on him stopped his dream transfer.
Olmo is craving a move to one of the top leagues, and in a recent interview, he claimed his current club is the only thing preventing this from happening.
He believes there is interest, ut the loft price tag Dinomo have placed on him is preventing the move from taking place.
The Spanish U21 international left Barcelona’s La Masia back in 2014 on a free transfer for Dinamo Zagreb. Within six months, he was an established regular in the Dinamo first team.
After an outstanding display for Spain’s U21 side in this summers European Under 21 Championship, leading to victory in the tournament.
The eyes of several “big clubs” have since been focused on the player’s availability.
It is believed that both Liverpool and Manchester United made inquiries about Olmo.
However, Dinamo has apparently placed a 40 million Euro price on the player and this has apparently been a key deterrent.
Olmo’s ability and performances have been well rated, the problem is can he perform in the top leagues?
The Croatian first tier is not considered as a strong league and potential suitors are wary of the player struggling with such a jump in quality.
United and Liverpool have been stung before by purchases from Eastern Europe that have not been able to make the jump in class.
Olmo said in a recent interview reported by The Mirror:
“I thought this summer was the best time to leave.
“Such a separation would have been best for the player and club, it’s when you can get the best transfer.
“I think this price is too high.”
“Not because I think I’m worth less, but because I play in the Croatian league, and the foreign clubs pay attention to this.”
“Realistically, it’s difficult for a player in the Croatian league to reach this price.”
Olmo has started the season, strong, having scored four goals and adding four assists in the opening six games for Dinamo.
There is the added exposure of Champions League football this season too.
He will be hoping that his performances at the top level of European football will convince those bog teams to make a move for his signature.
— GNK Dinamo (@gnkdinamo) August 29, 2019