‘I tried everything I could to encourage him to join Manchester City, but it looks His mind has already been made up,’ says manager Pep Guardiola. Rodri concurred. His International Teammate, who is worth £60 million, has turned down a January move to Arsenal.
Arsenal have been linked with RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo, who has been compared to Real Madrid’s Luka Modric.
The Gunners presently have a good group, but isn’t there always room for improvement? Mikel Arteta’s team has been linked with a number of names in recent days, including Olmo, who may be an interesting alternative for Arsenal.
Arsenal prospect Dani Olmo has been compared to Luka Modric. Arsenal and Barcelona are both interested in signing Dani Olmo, who has a £52 million release clause in his contract, according to Mundo Deportivo.
This season, the 25-year-old has been excellent for RB Leipzig, scoring five goals and contributing an assist in only four outings. Olmo’s versatility is one of his distinguishing features. The Spaniard’s ability to play on either wing as well as in midfield grabbed Arteta’s notice.
Only nine weeks ago, the official website of the Bundesliga published an article comparing Olmo to a youthful Luka Modric. “Plays like a younger Luka Modric,” they said. Olmo is recognized as one of Spain’s most brilliant midfield maestros nowadays.
Nonetheless, Olmo, who speaks Croatian fluently, was a fan favorite at Dinamo Zagreb and, like Real Madrid serial winner Modric, stood out for his great technical skills.
“The current Leipzig schemer’s skills were demonstrated with a brilliantly-taken goal against Costa Rica in Spain’s opening game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup – La Roja’s 100th in the competition.””Like Modric, Olmo’s close control is mesmerizing to watch and makes him a nightmare to play against.” Is he even necessary for the Gunners? We don’t believe Arsenal requires Dani Olmo, regardless of how talented he is.
To fill his position, the Gunners already have Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz, Fabio Vieira, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli, and Emile Smith Rowe, all of whom are excellent players.
Smith Rowe, in particular, has the potential to outperform Olmo, and Arsenal would be wiser to give him more opportunities rather than invest more than £50 million for the RB Leipzig star.
It will be intriguing to watch what Arsenal does in January, but we don’t see them signing Olmo or anyone of his caliber.