With Sepp van den Berg signed, Liverpool seemingly appear to be taking a more youthful approach as to who they acquire this summer, and the latest reports from Croatia seem to back that up.
According to Sportske Novosti, Liverpool are ready to renew their interest in Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo, who is currently coming off the back of a successful time with Spain’s U-21 side at the U-21 EUROs as La Roja were crowned champions of the tournament, with the Catalonia-born playmaker scoring three goals and assisting two in six games.
The report states that Olmo, who came through Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy via Bleacher Report, would prefer a move to the Premier League over the likes of Serie A and Ligue 1, meaning Liverpool are in a favourable position to sign the 21-year-old along with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal, who are also noted to be interested in the playmaker.
Despite being in his early twenties, Olmo has already had an interesting career. At 17, the Spaniard took the interesting decision to swap Barcelona for Dinamo Zagreb, though it proved to be the correct career move in the long-term as the youngster asserted himself as a vital first-team player for the Croatian side, playing initially as a winger before moving into a number 10 role this season based on positional starts via Transfermarkt.
With over 100 first-team appearances across five seasons for Zagreb, Olmo has already played more senior team football than the likes of Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold, and given Jurgen Klopp’s stance this summer to bring in quality fringe players according to Goal, the Spanish playmaker could be a good addition at Anfield.
His versatility to play on both wings as well as centrally makes Olmo an ideal player for the Liverpool manager to bring on in games whenever a player in the midfield or out wide needs to be taken off, and with an impressive record of 21 goals and 21 assists for Zagreb’s first-team, the Spanish youngster has it in him to affect the game.
With a football education from one of the most prestigious academies in the game and an impressive amount of first-team experience, Olmo could be an astute signing for Liverpool this summer, who can add one of the most promising up-and-coming Spanish players into their ranks.
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