‘I tried everything I could to encourage him to join Man City, but it appears His mind is made up already,’ says manager Pep Guardiola. Rodri confirmed it. His £60 million International Teammate has turned down a January move to Arsenal.
Arsenal are apparently interested in signing RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo, who has been compared to Real Madrid’s Luka Modric.
The Gunners now have a good roster, but there is always opportunity for growth, isn’t there? In recent days, Mikel Arteta’s team has been linked with a number of names, including Olmo, who may be an attractive alternative for Arsenal. Dani Olmo, an Arsenal target, has been compared to Luka Modric. According to Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal, along with Barcelona, are interested in signing Dani Olmo, who has a £52 million release clause in his contract.
The 25-year-old has been brilliant for RB Leipzig this season, scoring five goals and contributing an assist in only four outings. One of the features that characterizes Olmo is his adaptability. The Spaniard can play on either wing as well as in midfield, which is likely what grabbed Arteta’s interest.
Only nine weeks ago, the Bundesliga’s official website published an article comparing Olmo to a youthful Luka Modric. “Plays like a young Luka Modric,” they wrote. Olmo is recognized as one of the most talented midfield maestros in Spain today.Nonetheless, Olmo – who speaks fluent Croatian – was once a firm favourite at Dinamo Zagreb, and he stands out for his superb technical abilities, much like Real Madrid serial winner Modric.
“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.”Olmo’s close control, like Modric’s, is enthralling to watch and makes him a terror to play against.” Is he even required by the Gunners? We don’t think Arsenal need Dani Olmo, no matter how excellent he is.
The Gunners already have Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz, Fabio Vieira, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli, and Emile Smith Rowe to cover his job, and they’re all terrific players. Smith Rowe, in particular, has the potential to exceed Olmo, and Arsenal would be better off giving him more opportunities than paying over £50 million on the RB Leipzig star. It will be intriguing to see what Arsenal does in January, but we don’t see them making a bid for Olmo or anyone else of his caliber.