Tottenham were one of the more active clubs during the summer transfer window as Mauricio Pochettino set about strengthening his team.
The Argentine managed to land three players. Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso all check-in at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
One man who a deal couldn’t be struck for was Dinamo Zagreb youngster Dani Olmo. The Mirror reports that both Spurs and Manchester United were keen.
The Spain under-21 performer was a standout as they won the European Championships back in June. Football Espana reports that the player could be worth around £23 million.
Now, AS are claiming that Atletico Madrid have moved into pole position to sign Olmo and that looks like a missed opportunity for Tottenham.
With doubts over the future of Christian Eriksen, Olmo would have been the perfect signing for Pochettino.
The 21-year-old can play out on the wing or in the number 10 role and he could have been a star for years to come in North London.
Olmo will cost a fraction of what Tottenham hope to recoup for Eriksen and the whole situation surrounding the Dane now seems messy.
Eriksen currently earns £75,000-a-week at Spurs, according to Spotrac.
Although a new deal may well be negotiated for the 28-year-old, there is no suggestion at this stage that he’ll sign it.
If he decides to walk away, that could leave Tottenham with a huge void to fill.
Olmo would have been the ideal replacement and not signing the Spaniard could prove a bad decision for the club.