Liverpool emerge as Barcelona’s main competitor in the race for ex-La Masia prospect

Dani Olmo is a name that has been on Barcelona’s transfer wishlist since the summer. A former La Masia trainee, the attacking midfielder left the Catalan giants at a young age in 2014 and has since grown into a household name on the back of his strong stints at Dinamo Zagreb and RB Leipzig.

The 23-year-old was one of Spain’s shining lights at the UEFA Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Following that, he was heavily linked with a late summer move to Barca, with the club even holding talks with RB Leipzig over a potential move. None of it led to anything meaningful, however.

But Barcelona’s interest in him has not receded. However, while the club want to bring Olmo back in January itself, the financial situation might make it difficult to do so. And, El Nacional is now reporting that Premier League giants Liverpool could take advantage of this by making a swoop for the 23-year-old ex-Dinamo Zagreb ace in the winter transfer window.

The report states that Jurgen Klopp & co. are intent on bolstering their attacking unit midway through the season and would be willing to offer an ‘irresistible’ contract to Olmo to lure him to Anfield from the Red Bull Arena.

Considering that the Spanish international is tied down with Leipzig till the summer of 2024, any move would require his suitors to shell out a sum of at least €50million. That is something that the Merseyside giants are more than capable of doing, even as Barcelona assess whether to go after their former academy ace in the January window or the summer.

Olmo, for his part, wants to return to Barcelona and is prepared to wait until the end of the season to see through a move to Camp Nou. But with Liverpool making their presence felt in the race for his signing after Manchester United had already shown an interest, he could reconsider his stance.

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