Dani Olmo rules out Manchester City transfer

Dani Olmo has ruled out a move to ‘big club’ Manchester City, claiming he is perfectly happy at RB Leipzig and looking forward to the season ahead.

Dani Olmo was supposed to make his long-awaited big move out of Germany and sign for one of Spani’s elite or the top-four Premier League side in the summer. Despite plenty of speculation linking the 25-year-old Bundesliga star to many top clubs, he chose to remain at RB Leipzig.

A decision that indeed surprised many, Olmo decided to sign a new four-year contract to stay at RB Leipzig and remain committed to the cause as one of their top players. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City were all interested at some stage in the Spaniard, but he chose a different direction.

Despite signing that new contract, fresh links with Manchester City emerged in the last few days amid the situation with Lucas Paqueta. Pep Guardiola sought a new attacking midfielder to bolster his ranks and replace the departed Ilkay Gundogan.

Having signed Mateo Kovacic, the Croatian does not suit the requirement of a creative hub, something Gundogan did so expertly. Having entered a critical phase in their negotiations with West Ham, a sudden betting allegation on Paqueta may have led Manchester City to move on from talks.

Naturally, for what Paqueta brought to any side, Olmo may have similar qualities, hence the links to Manchester City. However, the 25-year-old Bundesliga star has no intention of leaving Leipzig in this window, as his comments on Fabrizio Romano’s tweet suggest he’s looking forward to the season.

Olmo said, “There is nothing! I’m fully focused on the task in Leipzig, the Bundesliga, the UCL and the cup”.

“Man City are a big club — one of the biggest in the world. Josko Gvardiol] went there. But I’m happy here”.

Speaking of Josko Gvardiol, who only joined Man City recently, the two clubs must have had an excellent relationship to complete that deal. It would have given the impression that Man City may have developed a good rapport with Leipzig to get the Olmo deal over the line.

For what it is, Olmo seems determined to continue shining for Leipzig. In any case, the Bundesliga side will demand exponentially for the 25-year-old attacker if Man City wanted him at all costs. Hence, while Paqueta might have been a solid acquisition, Olmo isn’t available this summer.

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