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€60 million-rated former La Masia prodigy set to return to Barcelona next summer – German sources



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In a major development, BILD is reporting that Dani Olmo has made up his mind to leave RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window next year. It is further claimed that the Spanish international’s next destination is likely to be FC Barcelona.

Dani Olmo spent a significant time in Barcelona’s fabled La Masia academy before departing for Dinamo Zagreb where he made his name and earned a move to RB Leipzig in 2020.

Rumours of a possible move back to Catalonia have been doing the rounds for a while now, with the intensity picking up further once Xavi Hernandez returned as the manager back in 2021.

Olmo wants Barcelona return

The club’s financial situation has meant that a move has not been feasible, but it appears that something could be in the works for the summer of 2024.

As per the report, Olmo wants to leave RB Leipzig at the end of the ongoing season and has his heart set on a return to Barça.

The 25-year-old Spanish international’s father, Miquel, and his agent, Andy Bara, are understood to have been in talks with the Blaugrana about the right time for the footballer to return to the club.

More recently, the parties are believed to have held a secret meeting in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup, soon after which he signed an extension with RB Leipzig.

€60 million release clause

Olmo to return to Barcelona? (Photo by Luciano Lima/Getty Images)

As part of the new contract, Olmo now has a release clause ranging between €60-65 million depending on the team that decides to sign him.

The report states that for Barcelona, the sum will be set at €60 million, and that the Spaniard is about to join the La Liga champions next summer.

Xavi has been seeking another creative presence in the squad and Olmo, given his ability to score and create, familiarity with Barcelona’s philosophy, and his versatility, could be a fine addition.

How the La Liga champions conjure up the funds to meet his €60 million release clause is the question, but BILD appears certain that the move will happen come summer.

Mundo Deportivo also report on the matter stating that Olmo indeed wants to return to Barcelona, but the Catalans first need to make financial arrangements for the move to happen.

Other clubs like Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid are all attentive to his situation and he is not closing any doors at the moment even though his preference is Barça.

Player valuation in title obtained from on date of publication.

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