Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo have claimed Tottenham Hotspur are ‘close’ to completing a move to sign Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Dani Olmo for a fee of £22.5million.
The 21-year-old has caught the eye of many European clubs after shining at the Under-21 Euro Championships with Spain, scoring three goals in four games including one in the final against Germany to win 2-1.
Olmo, who came through the La Masia academy at Barcelona before making the surprise switch to Croatia in 2014, has shone for his club side, too. He scored 12 goals and created nine more during 2018-19.
The Spanish star is able to play out wide or in the number 10 role, and that versatility could be crucial if he is indeed about to join Tottenham. He has two years remaining on his contract at Dinamo Zagreb.
The report claims that talks have ‘advanced significantly’ in the last few hours between Spurs and Olmo’s agent Juanma Lopez. It looks like Olmo could be Spurs’ third summer signing, after Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele.
TBR’s view – Excellent Tottenham business to sign Olmo
At just £22.5million, Spurs are getting one of Europe’s best young talents – thus proved by Olmo at the European Championships earlier this summer.
Incredible technique is twinned by the pace to play out wide but the vision to orchestrate attacks from a central position. An eye for goal, defence-splitting passes and enthusiasm for the game are all traits of Olmo.
Not only is Olmo an absolute bargain, but it is somewhat of a coup with the playmaker being linked with all of Europe’s best clubs. He will be an excellent signing for Spurs.