Barcelona lost Lionel Messi this summer, and on the last day of the transfer window almost detonated a bomb in the form of the arrival of Dani Olmo from Red Bull Leipzig. The Catalans allegedly sent an offer of 75,000,000, which is the amount of the exit clause of the Spanish football player, they had agreed on personal conditions with Olmo, but in the end, they were stopped by financial fair play.
They did not have the luxury of paying that money this summer, but they wanted a loan and the right to buy him at the end of the season. The return of the former member of the younger categories of Barcelona did not happen, which does not mean that the Catalans will not start the attack in the winter or next summer.
The first man of the club, Joan Laporta, announced that the club will function much more normally financially from the next market. "There was no time to sit down and think about the transfer, everything was happening too fast.
At the moment, I am thinking exclusively of the current season with Leipzig." "I want to play and compete in the Champions League. That is what motivates me," Olmo said in a statement to the German Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Alemany on the transfer deadline
At yesterday's presentation of Luuk de Jong, the executive director of Barcelona, Mateu Alemany, talked between the lines about the end of the transfer period, not wanting to go into details.
"We can talk about a lot of players who appeared on the wallpaper on the last day of the transfer window. We opened several negotiations with players who could help us in the offensive line of the team." "I would not like to talk about professionals who did not arrive at the Camp Nou.
Many things could have happened, but in the end, De Jong arrived as a reinforcement in the attack, "Alemany concluded. Let us remind you that the young offensive midfielder grew up playing football in Barca's La Masia and that the club let him play for Dinamo Zagreb as a 16-year-old.
RB Leipzig bought him in January 2020 for 22,000,000 euros, and it is clear that they will sell him for at least three times as much money. Not to mention the top move of the Dinamo management, which once brought him in for 200,000 euros and which expects 20 percent of the money from the next transfer. Really great job of Dinamo Zagreb. Who could have expected Olmo to have this kind of career?