Dani Olmo (25-Leipzig) has put an end to transfer speculation. The 25-year-old was linked with a move away from Leipzig during the summer transfer window, with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Arsenal among the clubs that were linked with a move, but he chose to stay by signing a new contract until 2027.
“I’m really happy to extend my contract,” Olmo told the club’s official website after signing a new four-year deal with Leipzig on February 2 (KST), “Both I and the club have big ambitions and want to grow and develop further. I want to take the next step together and continue to enjoy our success.”먹튀검증
Olmo is a Spanish-born midfielder who joined Leipzig in January 2020 and has since scored 21 goals and provided 28 assists in 122 official appearances. He made the jump to the first team upon his arrival and has continued to make a name for himself with his performances. In the 2021-2022 season, he helped his team win the German Football Association (DFB) Pokal Cup.
Regarded as a versatile midfielder who can play anywhere in the second line, the former La Masia (Barcelona Youth) product spearheaded the attack with his excellent ball control, passing, and pressing. His physicality and defensive prowess made him a tactically versatile player.
Olmo’s consistent performances have attracted the attention of big clubs since last year, not only from his hometown clubs Barcelona and Arsenal, but also from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea in recent years. His contract with Leipzig runs until 2024, so a move was widely expected this summer.
However, against all expectations, Olmo opted to stay. He decided to continue his association with Leipzig by signing a new contract. In doing so, he received a significant increase in his weekly wages from €80,000 to a whopping €180,000 (approximately $254,000). In addition, a €60 million buyout clause has been inserted into the contract, kicking in next summer.
Olmo, meanwhile, came through the Barcelona youth ranks, but after failing to break into the first team, he moved to Dinamo Zagreb in 2015. Since then, he has risen through the ranks and earned a call-up to Leipzig in 2020. He has also earned a call-up to the Spanish national team, where he is a regular. In 30 caps, he has six goals and seven assists.