Barca not willing to match €60 million price tag for former La Masia player | OneFootball
Barca not willing to match €60 million price tag for former La Masia player
According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are not willing to match the price tag set by RB Leipzig for their winger Dani Olmo.
The Catalan club have been keeping tabs on the ex-La Masia player for a while now. His positive displays for the Spanish National Team at the Euros and Olympics followed by his impressive form at the league level made him a target for Barcelona.
Joan Laporta wants to sign the winger in the coming January transfer window, but Leipzig consider him essential. Consequently, they have slapped a significant price tag on him, reported to be nearly €60 million, meaning Barcelona might have to wait longer for his return.
Yesterday, reports said that Manchester United and Manchester City were interested in his signing too, but the player was not convinced by those offers.
It was further said that the player had a closed agreement with Laporta to return to Barcelona, and did not budge despite the Red Devils doubling their offer.
Leipzig are looking to fetch €60 million for the player in the January window and will not settle for less. This is mainly because of the fact that the Germans themselves paid €40 million (including variables) for Olmo’s services in 2020.
Barcelona tried to get the player on loan in the closing days of the summer transfer window. The proposal involved a mandatory purchase option after one year. However, Leipzig did not accept it.
If Barça fail to finance the purchase deal in January, a loan with a purchase option is once again seen as a possible solution.