Manchester City pursuit of new talent in the summer transfer window has been a topic of much speculation and anticipation. Particularly after the departures of key players like Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez. Among the names that had surfaced on City’s radar was RB Leipzig’s dynamic midfielder, Dani Olmo. However, the latest developments suggest that the chances of Olmo making a move to the Premier League champions this summer have been firmly quashed.
RB Leipzig’s director, Oliver Mintzlaff, has categorically stated that Dani Olmo will remain an integral part of the Leipzig squad for the upcoming season. His unequivocal statement to journalist Christian Falk, “Dani Olmo will be part of the Leipzig squad this season”. Has effectively put an end to the transfer speculation surrounding the Spanish midfielder.
City and their tactics
There had been a glimmer of hope for Manchester City last week when Leipzig manager Marco Rose left the possibility of Olmo’s departure open, but any such hopes were quickly diminished by Olmo himself. The player has expressed his commitment to Leipzig and his complete focus on the forthcoming Bundesliga campaign. Indicating that he’s not seeking a move at this time.
Moreover, this development has prompted Manchester City to shift their attention elsewhere in the transfer market. While their interest in West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta has cooled. They are actively pursuing other targets. One of these targets is winger Jeremy Doku, a promising 21-year-old talent set to join City in a substantial £55.5 million deal from Stade Rennes. Additionally, the club is working on securing the services of midfielder Matheus Nunes for a fee of approximately £42.7 million. Plus potential add-ons. With Nunes’s impending arrival and the recent contract extension of Bernardo Silva. Manchester City appears to have strategically moved on from the pursuit of Dani Olmo. Ensuring that they continue to strengthen their squad in other areas.
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