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Barcelona Eyeing A Move For This Bundesliga Attacker: What Will He Bring To The Nou Camp?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent tweet, OnzeTv3 revealed that Barcelona are eyeing a move for Red Bull Leipzig attacker Dani Olmo this winter. It has been reported that the Catalan giants have identified the Spanish playmaker as a priority option for the January transfer window.

Olmo’s Impressive Run Of Form In German Football

Olmo has given a good account of himself at the Red Bull Arena in Germany over the past 12 months. The Terrassa-born talent banged in seven goals and secured 12 assists in 46 matches for the German side last season on all fronts.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a decent run of form for Leipzig in the attacking end of the pitch after he averaged 2.4 shots, 1.3 key passes and 1.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in the 2020-21 Bundesliga season. Olmo even distributed the ball well in the opponent’s goal, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 77.6% in the German top tier (stats via whoscored).

The Spain international has taken great strides towards improving his overall game over the past couple of seasons. Hence, he could be a great addition to the Barca squad if Ronald Koeman can find a way to get him on board during the winter transfer period.

Barcelona eyeing a move for Dani Olmo who is seen in the picture
Pokalfinale / RB Leipzig – Dortmund / 13.05.2021 Berlin, 13.05.2021, Olympiastadion, Fussball, DFB Pokalfinale , RB Leipzig vs. BVB Borussia Dortmund 1:4 0:3 , Im Bild: Dani Olmo 25, RB Leipzig , DFB regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video. , *** Pokalfinale RB Leipzig Dortmund 13 05 2021 Berlin, 13 05 2021, Olympiastadion, Fussball, DFB Pokalfinale , RB Leipzig vs BVB Borussia Dortmund 1 4 0 3 , Im Bild Dani Olmo 25, RB Leipzig , DFB regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and or quasi video

What Will Olmo Bring To The Nou Camp?

Olmo has got wonderful close control when he is dribbling with the ball at full speed in the opposition half. He has transformed himself into an excellent playmaker as he has got the knack for engineering some clear-cut opportunities for his teammates to find the back of the net.

The Spaniard has also contributed by scoring a handful of important goals for his team and deserves a lot of credit for his high work rate in the final third. However, there is still plenty of room for improvement in Olmo’s game, so Barca should consider launching a move to bring him to the Nou Camp when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year.

We can expect the Leipzig sensation to bring a lot of goals and creativity to Koeman’s frontline that might help the Catalan club challenge for some major trophies in the coming seasons. At 23, Olmo has got a promising future ahead of him and is good enough to increase competition for places within Barca’s match-day squad which makes him a worthy target for Koeman to pursue this winter.

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