Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Manchester United keen to sign RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo as potential Pogba replacement?

Manchester United are looking to move for Dani Olmo. They see him as a replacement for Paul Pogba. Barcelona and Bayern Munich also want him.

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Manchester United have had a notable transfer window this summer. They signed some of their primary targets but could not address the defensive midfielder issue.

It is hardly two weeks since the conclusion of the summer transfer window and the club is already being linked with a range of players. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have started well this season.

The club is at the top of the table after their win over Newcastle United on Saturday. Manchester United won that match quite comfortably by 4 goals to one. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on his return to Old Trafford.

Manchester United hoping to secure Dani Olmo transfer

According to a recent report from Marca, Manchester United are looking to move for Dani Olmo. However, the reports claim that the Spaniard will cost around £60 million.

Dani Olmo made a move to RB Leipzig in the January transfer window of 2020. He signed a massive five-year deal with the German powerhouse club. Ever since joining, the 23-year-old player has become a key part of the starting eleven.

The Spanish international has made around 62 appearances for RB Leipzig in all competitions since joining. The attacking midfielder has scored 12 times for the German club. However, many clubs across Europe rate him highly.

Manchester United are looking to move for him because they are short in the midfield area. However, the priority of Red Devils could be to first sign a defensive midfielder which is the most important requirement for them. But the 23-year-old is also being seen as a replacement for Paul Pogba who could leave the club in the summer. The French international is already in his last year of the contract.

Paul Pogba has had a brilliant start to the new season. The midfielder already has seven assists in just four Premier League games. This just shows the skills and quality of the French international. But there are indications that he could look to move on from his Manchester United chapter. He is heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich also interested in Olmo?

European giants Barcelona and Bayern Munich are also keen to sign Dani Olmo. Both the clubs are wanting to sign an attacking midfielder. They could move for the 23-year-old in the January transfer window.

Barcelona were trying to sign Dani Olmo during the summer transfer window. They also tried to move for him on the transfer deadline day. But RB Leipzig refused to entertain any offer at such a late minute in the window.

Dani Olmo also fits the style of play at Barcelona. The Catalan giants are working towards a rebuild after disappointments in the previous seasons. They are looking to build a team for the future.

But the main concern for Barcelona is the financial strain that they are going through. The finances required for such a deal are massive and the Spanish giants are already debt-ridden. However, the reports suggest that Barcelona are willing to splash the cash to sign Dani Olmo.

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