RB Leipzig are preparing a budget-breaking offer they hope will convince Dani Olmo to remain in Germany, though why Man Utd or Tottenham can complete a bargain deal has been revealed.
Olmo, 24, can operate virtually anywhere across a forward line. He’s counted No 10 and both flanks among his numerous positions at Leipzig this season. However, Olmo may soon be displaying his versatility at another club.
Indeed, Olmo will have just one year remaining on his current contract at season’s end. According to Sky Germany, the idea of allowing Olmo to enter the final 12 months of his deal is simply unthinkable.
Indeed, the outlet state that prospect is ‘excluded’. Instead, there are only two options open for the player – sign a new deal or be sold this summer.
For their part, Leipzig are desperate to retain a player who has always stood up tall for the club. To that end, Sky Germany state an ‘all in’ final offer is being readied that will stretch their ‘monetary limits’.
Leipzig are poised to lose Christopher Nkunku (Chelsea) and Konrad Laimer (Bayern Munich) at the end of the current campaign. They don’t wish to lose a third starter in Olmo, though the ball is in the player’s court, not theirs.
In the event Olmo refuses to pen fresh terms and is sold, German outlet BILD recently reported Man Utd and Tottenham had both lodged early enquiries into a move.
BILD labelled an exit as ‘probable’, while any Leipzig failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League would further embolden Olmo to leave too. Leipzig currently reside in fourth spot in the Bundesliga, though are just one point ahead of Freiburg in fifth.
A player of Olmo’s calibre would ordinarily cost a hefty sum. Indeed, Transfermarkt list Olmo’s valuation at €40m and even that appears to be on the low side.
However, due to Leipzig’s weakened bargaining position and their obvious need to sell if a new contract goes unsigned, a sizeable discount can be had.
Sky Germany concluded just €30m (approx. £26.5m) will be enough to lure Olmo away from Leipzig this summer.
That would represent a veritable bargain for a player who’s become a regular starter for Spain since 2021.