Dani Olmo was one of the stars at this summer’s U21 championships, helping Spain win the tournament.
His performance was no surprise to football fans in Croatia. Olmo made the unusual decision to swap Barcelona for Dinamo Zagreb in 2015 and hasn’t looked back, with the country’s media regularly singing his praises.
It’s no surprise he’s been linked with Manchester United, whether the interest is genuine or not, and earlier today we covered comments from his agent talking about the move.
Andy Bara was quoted as saying: “Dani can play for any club as he has already showed this at the Euro U21s. When we are talking about Manchester United, they have no such player as Olmo.”
Now, the 21 year old himself has spoken.
Croatia’s T-Portal detailed supposed interest from clubs including Barcelona and Manchester, and quoted the youngster as saying: “Honestly, I don’t know absolutely anything about it. It’s for my manager Andy Bara and my dad. However, I’m not burdened by this.”
Asked what he’d want from a transfer, Olmo said: “Very simple – a club where I will play. Because I am still young and for me it is most important that I have minutes.”
If he’s looking to start every game then perhaps Manchester United isn’t the right next step.