RB Leipzig's Dani Olmo: "Barcelona will always be home for me"

RB Leipzig's Dani Olmo: "Barcelona will always be home for me"

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The forward has a contract in Germany until 2024 and is non-committal on his future

Dani Olmo has always been in Barcelona's orbit. There are very good reports about him at the club and not too long ago, during Ronald Koeman's time on the bench, the club considered his return because the Dutch coach asked to sign him. The economic situation prevented Barça from considering it seriously, but in the future, you never know.

In an interview with Bild, the RB Leipzig player has acknowledged that Barça, who he played for until he was 16, will always be his home.

"I played there for six years when I was young," Olmo said. "It will always be home to me. Many of my friends from the national team play there."

Olmo would also like to return to the Spanish league one day: "I want to go back at some point, it would be great. Spain is my country, my league. My family and friends live there. But I'm not just tied to Spain. The most important thing for me is to play for a club where I feel loved and important."

Olmo has a contract with the German club until June 2024 and he doesn't know what the future will hold for him. He is focused on football and has not yet spoken with Leipzig about a possible renewal, although he admits that he may do so shortly.

"I have my agent who is in charge," he added. "I only focus on football. I have spoken with Max Eberl several times, but so far not on the subject. Maybe we will talk about it again here at the training ground. We will see what happens. Everything is possible."

One of his next challenges will be the Champions League tie against Manchester City, one of the best teams in the world today and one of the favorites to lift the competition.

Without a doubt, the duel against the English side will be a major challenge for Leipzig. Asked who scares him more, Guardiola or Haaland, Olmo preferred to opt for the strength of the team overall: "It's hard to pick a name in a team like that. There are also players like De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva. But we also have enough good players to challenge them. It's going to be tough.".

The forward was one of the members of the Spain team that participated in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Luis Enrique always trusted in him.

"I loved working with him," Olmo said of Luis Enrique leaving after the World Cup. "With him, you felt like you were in a school class at every meeting, at every speech, because you learned a lot. I have to thank him for all these years."

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