Man Utd have held talks to sign £34million playmaker – Face serious competition

Dani Olmo first goal for Spain

Manchester United are linked with numerous quality attacking players and one of them is Spanish international Dani Olmo.

As per a recent report covered by Goal, Man Utd have held talks to inquire about the Dinamo Zagreb playmaker. He has been in top form for the Croatian club, who want 40 million euros (£34million) from his sale.

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However, the Red Devils face serious competition to hire his services because Chelsea are also interested and Barcelona are confident and pushing to secure the signing of the La Masia academy product in January (Goal).

Olmo is a versatile talent, who can effectively play in multiple offensive positions but naturally, he is central attacking midfielder.

In the current campaign, the 21-year-old has so far featured in 22 games in all competitions for the Croatian champions, scored 8 goals and provided 7 assists.

Last summer, the young attacker made 4 appearances for his country in the U-21 European Championships, he scored three goals and also provided an assist in the tournament. Olmo netted a goal vs France in the semi final and scored the all important goal vs Germany to help his nation win the competition.

He deservedly got the chance to play for the senior international team. Back in November, he made his debut for La Furia Roja against Malta in the Euro 2020 Qualification fixture and scored just three minutes after coming on as a second half substitute.

At Old Trafford, 31-year-old Mata is past his best and rarely starts, Lingard failed to score a single PL goal in 2019 and Pereira has only netted 1 goal in 25 appearances this term.

Therefore, Solskjaer clearly needs to sign a quality central attacking midfielder as soon as possible. In your view, should Man Utd push to secure the signing of Dani Olmo?




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