A few days ago, according to the Spanish Daily Goal, after comprehensive consideration, Barcelona President laporta basically decided the first choice for the winter window, that is, Leipzig midfielder Olmer, who is more suitable for Barcelona than another target Sterling. Olmo’s worth is estimated at about 50 million euros, but Barcelona’s economic situation has improved now, and they are confident to sign the Spanish popular international in the winter window.
Olmo was born on May 7, 1998. He was originally in the Spanish Youth Training School of Barcelona. At the age of 9, he was poached by Barcelona Youth Training School. After six years’ study, Olmo, who was 15 years old in 2013, passed the selection and was promoted to the U16 echelon of Barcelona. A year later, he was promoted to the U18 echelon. Just when everyone thought that he would be promoted to the first team like Messi and busquets, the top players of Barcelona Youth Training Camp, he was in the first team.
In Zagreb, Olmo, who got enough playing opportunities, got "barbaric growth", where he became the core of the team and also performed well in the Champions League, so in January 2020, Leipzig spent 22 million euros to sign him. Olmo was promoted again in Leipzig, where he made 64 appearances, scored 12 goals and made 14 assists, which made him popular with luis enrique, selected for the Spanish national team and secured the first place in the European Cup this summer. Although Spain failed to win the championship, Olmo, who sent three assists in five games, was one of Spain’s best players in the European Cup.
Barcelona wanted to sign Olmo back this summer, but this summer, due to the economic situation, even Messi could not keep him, let alone buy Olmo back. But now the situation has changed. With the loan in place and the fans starting to enter the stadium on match day, the economic pressure of Barcelona has eased a lot. laporta hopes to sign an attacking player in the winter window to supplement the team’s weak attacking line, and Olmo, who can play in all positions in the frontcourt, is the right candidate.
In fact, there is another candidate for Barcelona, Sterling. The winner of the Golden Boy Award in 2014 lost his main position after playing in Manchester City for six years. He is planning to leave the team in the winter window, and his agent has also contacted Barcelona. However, after comprehensive consideration, laporta chose Olmo, who is younger and born in Barcelona Youth Training. He is the first choice for the team to sign in the winter window. Barcelona’s youth training camp has produced many talents, including Pique, Fabregas, Alba, etc. After many years abroad, will Olmer become another such "prodigal son"?