FC Barcelona to re-sign Dani Olmo in January?


A former FC Barcelona player has reportedly said "yes" to rejoining the Catalan club in the January transfer window. 

Barca are said to have made an approach to re-sign RB Leipzig attacker Dani Olmo, and it is understood that the 23-year-old Spain international has agreed to the switch, per Mundo Deportivo. 

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Olmo came through the LaLiga club's famous La Masia academy, before deciding to leave for Dinamo Zagreb in 2014 in search of regular game time at senior level, and then later joining the Bundesliga side, where he has continued to shine.

It was reported earlier this week that the Catalans had made €58 million (R997 million) offer for the Leipzig man on transfer deadline day, but the German club refused to budge from their asking price of €78 million (R1.3 billion) for the player.

The LaLiga giants are said to have made a five-year contract proposal for the services of Olmo, who was allowed to speak with Barca directly while negotiations between the clubs continued.  

The Blaugrana are understood to be strong admirers of the former La Masia star, whom they now hope will join them in January 2022, and the La Furia Roja forward shares the same sentiments about his former club. 

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It is further reported that Olmo will take a pay cut in order to complete the transfer, a trend that Barca have set due to their financial issues, but should the star meet individual and collective performance objectives during his time in Catalonia, the conditions will be revised to suit his output.

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