Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo has admitted he wants to take the ‘next step’ in his career — with a number of Europe’s biggest clubs believed to be interested in signing the Spain international.
The 21-year-old starred as Spain won the European Under-21 Championships before earning himself a senior cap against Malta in November.
Olmo was also involved in nine goals in 11 games across the Champions League qualifying and group stages — including an assist against Man City, although Zagreb have since experienced elimination.
He could have left Zagreb in the summer but a move never materialised. Manchester United were one of the clubs reportedly interested in his signature, as per The Sun, joining a race that already consists of Juventus and his former club Barcelona — where he spent seven years at their famous La Masia academy.
Given Man Utd’s struggles to break down defences this season, it makes sense that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would list Olmo as a target.
According to Goal.com, Olmo said: “Last summer was an ideal team to take a next step.
“In the end it did not happen and I said that I was equally happy because I wanted to play Champions League.
“But I think my cycle there is over and I want to take the next step to continue improving.”
With Zagreb out of the Champions League, Olmo could look for a switch in January.
It remains to be seen if United will take up a chance to sign him when the transfer window reopens but he’d be a cheaper buy than other targets, including James Maddison and Jack Grealish.