RB Leipzig star Dani Olmo has revealed he had an offer to join a Premier League club in January with Manchester United reported to be interested.
Olmo came through Barcelona’s La Masia academy. He joined Dinamo Zagreb in 2014 in search of regular first-team football.
After showing his qualities for Croatia and in the Champions League, Olmo admits it was time to take the next step in his career.
Both United and Man City were linked with a move for the midfielder, as were Barcelona, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Olmo ended the speculation over his future by joining RB Leipzig and has now revealed he had an offer from a Premier League side.
“I had several offers, not only from Spain, but also from Italy and England,” he told Mundo Deportivo. “But RB Leipzig was the team that beet the most.
“The sports director came to see me in Zagreb and the coach called me to convey his interest because he wanted me to be part of his staff.
“And that was very important to me.
“The project they offered me was not given to me by any other team.
“This is how I felt and I was determined that it was the best option. I am clear about the path I want to travel; and what I have to do to achieve it.”
The Spaniard can play on either flank or down the middle, and could be subject of interest from United again in the future if he continues to progress.
He stood out for Spain in the most recent U21 European Championships, which they went on to win by defeating Germany 2-1 in the final.
The arrival of Bruno Fernandes and transfer links to Jack Grealish may suggest United have moved on from their pursuit of Olmo.
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