According to AS, every Barcelona presidential candidate have added Dani Olmo to their shortlist. Rumours regarding Olmo’s future have emerged two years ago, and he might be close to coming this time around.
Olmo is a former Barça player. He left the Catalan giants in 2015 for Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb. There, he made a name for himself and got a big move to Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig. The Spanish international has been a star for the Germans and a big part of their squad for the past year.
Presidential candidate Victor Font has been very vocal regarding his project. He believes that his project is what Lionel Messi needs and if he is willing to bring stars like Olmo to the Camp Nou, it might be true. Every other candidate is eyeing the Spanish forward as well though.
However, much like the Memphis Depay news, it might not be worth believing in those rumours just yet for the Culés. The new board isn’t here yet, so calling out what the club’s next transfer target will be is quite hard. Regardless, bringing back Olmo would be a coup for any president.
Ronald Araujo returns to Barcelona first-team training ahead of Sevilla clash
This Saturday afternoon, Barcelona will travel to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan to face Sevilla for the control of the third place in the table. The Andalusians have already proved they are an incredibly tricky opponent so this clash is bound to be a big one once more.
But there is some good news for Ronald Koeman ahead of the Saturday challenge. Barcelona have officially confirmed that Ronald Araujo is once again training with the team. Of course, the centre-back has been out of action for quite some time now and the Catalans have missed him dearly.
He may be still young and developing but the Uruguayan is a true rock in their defence. Having him available should definitely help in the remainder of the season, especially since Gerard Pique is also back.
However, we still don’t know whether Koeman will risk his defensive talisman right from the start this Saturday, even if he is given the green light. Sometimes, throwing players into the fire immediately, especially for such a huge game, can be counterproductive.
Araujo is surely eager to play but Koeman needs to think long-term when making this tricky decision. Despite the opposition and the importance of the match, maybe it wouldn’t be that bad to start him on the bench.
After all, he can always be substituted in if the team requires some extra solidity in the latter parts of the clash. Hopefully, however, it doesn’t come to that.
Either way, this is a must-win game and the team better be ready to face the challenge.