Wolves are reportedly eyeing up a player who is wanted by some of Europe’s most elite – Spain international Dani Olmo.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder is a name which is on many people’s lips; he has just 18 months left on his contract, he already is an international and he plays within the Croatian division. As a concoction, that makes one seriously attainable prospect for plenty of clubs across the continent.
According to reports from Sportske Novosi (via Sports Mole), Wanderers have already made a £21.3m bid for the playmaker.
Nuno Espirito Santo has spoken about how he expects players to arrive, yet that hasn’t happened yet, even with speculation hotting up for their interest within Nelson Oliveira and Daniel Podence.
It is claimed that Barcelona have pulled out of the race for their former midfielder – who decided to leave La Masia to ply his trade at Dinamo Zagreb – although, there are plenty of other huge clubs still reportedly keen.
Would you like to see Dani Olmo signed?
Yes please, he looks some talent
No thanks, spend the money elsewhere
English giants Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be interested, while AC Milan are also monitoring the situation of the player.
Olmo has reportedly admitted that he is open to leaving Croatia – something he feel he might need to do to get himself a place within Luis Enrique’s squad for Euro 2020.
The youngster would be an interesting addition to Nuno’s side, as he would give them something they don’t necessarily have at the moment. As someone who ideally plays as a number 10, he wouldn’t be a natural fit to Nuno’s 5-4-1/5-2-3 that he uses at the moment, however, he could probably adjust to one of the wide positions within that system.
From 22 games this season, he has managed to score eight and assist seven – so there’s no shortage of goal contributions there, including a goal against Manchester City.
The advanced midfielder has been heavily praised within this scouting article, claiming that not only does he have goals and killer passes to his game, but he is also an efficient presser and someone who can win the ball back – something Nuno would certainly appreciate.
With Wolves often playing without the ball, the pace of Adama Traore and Diogo Jota is often relied upon to create chances; Olmo would offer greater technical ability in more advanced positions, meaning that they may be able to break down sides a bit better.
There’s no doubt bringing Olmo to Wolves would be a coup, it’s just a case of getting him here, which, looking at the interested teams, might be a really difficult task.