Wolves appear to be losing the race for attacking midfielder Dani Olmo, according to reports.
Spanish website Diario AS (via Sports Mole) have reported that both Wanderers and Chelsea are probably to miss out on the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder, with the player most likely to join Bundesliga table-toppers, RB Leipzig.
If the story is true, other huge clubs such as AC Milan and his former side Barcelona will also miss out on the 21-year-old, who clearly sees Leipzig as a good destination for his development.
You can hardly blame him, either. When you look at the way in which the club has developed young talents such as Timo Werner, Christopher Nkunku and Dayot Upamencano into players who are challenging for the biggest domestic award in the great footballing nation of Germany, it has to be considered a really attractive place to go as a youngster.
Would you like to see Dani Olmo signed?
Yes please, he looks some talent
No thanks, spend the money elsewhere
Furthermore, you know that, within the model of the club, you will be allowed to leave once an appropriate offer comes along, meaning that even if they are competing at the highest level he could still use the club as a stepping stone before eventually getting a bigger move back to Spain potentially.
At Wolves, it has the potential to go wrong more. Firstly, the system doesn’t particularly adhere to his skills currently; the attacking midfielder ideally plays as a number 10, and therefore wouldn’t really naturally fit into the side’s 5-4-1/5-2-3, meaning that he would likely play in the wide positions or a formation change would be required to suit him.
From 22 games this season, he has managed to score eight goals and create seven. From his senior career, he has 34 in 124, as well as 28 assists for the Croatian giants, so now seems like a good time for the Spanish international to get his next big move. These stats suggest that Nuno would find a way to get the best out of him, it’s just it probably isn’t the most attractive proposition from his point of view.