Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in signing Spanish wonder-kid Dani Olmo, it has been reported.
Italian media outlet Calciomercato.com have claimed that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are eager to acquire the Spaniard’s signature in this transfer window.
They are reportedly willing to spend as much as €25 million for the attacking midfielder.
Olmo has been extremely impressive in his stint at Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb. He was also a very important member of the Spain Under-21 side that won the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
He scored three goals in the tournament and made an assist. Olmo was the man of the match in the final, where he scored a crucial goal.
Following his impressive performances for the youth team, Olmo was called up to the national side. He made his debut after coming on as a substitute for striker Alvaro Morata and it took Olmo only three minutes to get his first goal in national colours.
For very obvious reasons, Olmo has caught the attention of several big names in Europe.
Dani Olmo: Will he make Wolves a force to reckon with?
Wolves are already a pretty solid side. They made it to the UEFA Europa League this season, and will face Espanyol in their round of 32 clash next month. However, they are now eyeing UEFA Champions League qualification.
If Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are to finish in the top four, they will need to have a bigger squad with quality players to can compete with the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Santo wants to add to his attack, since summer signing Patrick Cutrone has failed to impress. With Diogo Jota injured, Pedro Neto has done a decent job, but Santo is looking for someone more prolific.
Though an attacking midfielder, Olmo is equally good in both left and right wing. In 124 matches for Dinamo Zagreb, Dani Olmo has scored 34 goals, and will play with better players at the Molineux, which could improve his output.
Eight of those goals have come in just 22 appearances this season, and he also has got seven assists to his name.
The hype about him is completely justified, as the attacker is enjoying the form of his life. For Wolves, Olmo will be able to slot in at either of the flanks.
With Joao Moutinho not getting any younger, Olmo can also be used in his natural position of an attacking midfielder. He is the perfect type of player that Santo needs to make his side strong enough to get a top-four finish in the Premier League.