Dani Olmo is very close to signing for Tottenham Hotspur, at least if one believes what’s coming out of Spain.
On Thursday evening, Mucho Deporte reported the Dinamo Zagreb player is ‘close’ to moving to Spurs for a fee around €25m.
The Premier League club were said to have already found agreement with the player’s agent Juanma Lopez, and a deal with Dinamo was ‘about to materialise’.
If it had just been Mucho making the claims, we’d have probably left it there. They’ve appeared on the scene very strongly over the past couple of weeks and that always brings doubts.
Then, a couple of hours later, Mundo Deportivo reported the same.
Tottenham are offering €25m, talks have ‘advanced significantly’ and it’s all ‘close to a satisfactory conclusion’.
Both reports claim Tottenham have also offered €68m for Giovani Lo Celso, which frankly seems a little un-Spursy. Their initial offer had been around €40m, Real Betis want €75m, so going in next with €68m is far too reasonable.
The media closest to Betis have this week talked up the potential transfer, after a meeting was held in a Seville restaurant, but there’s certainly nothing there about a new €68m offer.
That could put some doubt on the Olmo claims, seeing as they’re packaged together by both Mucho and Mundo.