Contact made: Man Utd make first move to sign “outstanding footballer” who “can produce magic”

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According to reports, Manchester United has spoken with Dani Olmo of RB Leipzig about a possible summer transfer.

What’s new with Olmo and Man United?
Olmo joined the Bundesliga team in 2020 after moving from Dinamo Zagreb. He is primarily an attacking midfielder with the ability to play on the wing. For his current employers, he has since made 115 appearances and has contributed to 44 goals across all competitions.

The 24-year-old’s contract expires in just over a year. Earlier this year, Manchester United were rumored to be interested in signing the Spaniard, according to journalist and Bundesliga insider Christian Falk.

Olmo has continued to play a significant role for Leipzig during the current season despite being dubbed a “outstanding footballer” by former coach Julian Nagelsmann and a player who “can produce magic” by football talent scout Jacek Kulig. However, an exit could soon be on the horizon based on a positive update.

The Red Devils were mentioned in news about Olmo that SportBild relayed through Sport Witness. They stated that it seems unlikely that Leipzig will extend their contract, and the report mentions talk of a potential exit valued at about €40 million (£35 million).

The player is considering a potential move to the Premier League, with Old Trafford being a potential destination, along with his father, who serves as his agent. The report also states that United has spoken with the player to find out about his future goals.

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At Old Trafford, where would Olmo fit in?
Since Bruno Fernandes is Erik ten Hag’s only choice in that position going into his second season in charge, Olmo, who is an attacking midfielder, could challenge him.

Olmo, who makes £68,000 per week in Germany, has been a strong performer for Leipzig this year. If he were to continue playing at the same level at Old Trafford, according to WhoScored, he would rank as United’s sixth-best player. Olmo has even averaged more dribbles per 90 minutes than Fernandes and is fouled more frequently than the Portugal international, so he could offer Old Trafford something unique in the final third while also providing cover out wide.

Olmo could fit into Ten Hag’s counter-pressing style because Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola once referred to him as having a “incredible work ethic,” and it appears that the midfielder may be keen on moving to England in the coming months after initial contact was made.

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