Dani Elm in a party with the Leipzig / Photo: Twitter personal Dani Elm


Dani Olmo: "Barça was postponing my signing for one reason or another"

Published:19/03/2020 - 12:25h

Updated:19/03/2020 - 12:25h

Dani Olmo, current Leipzig player, spoke in an interview about FC Barcelona's interest in him. The Spanish recognized contacts, but hinted that the Catalans did not go with everything and that he got tired and ended up accepting the offer from Leipzig

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Dani Elm was one of the players that more sounded for the FC Barcelona in the first stretch of season. The Spanish Was going out in the Dinamo of Zagreb and half Europe litigated by his signing. The culés knew that they could have advantage by the Barcelona past of the mediapunta and interested by him. It said that they negotiated directly with the Catalan in the month of November, but at the end descartaron his once arrived arrival January.

The footballer finished choosing to the Leipzig, that did with him by some 30 million euros. Now, months after his arrival to the Bundesliga and in the middle of the stop by the coronavirus, the one of Terrassa has spoken in 'Sportive World' on the supposed interest that had the Barça in him. The champion of Europe with the Spanish selection Sub-21 admitted that there was negotiation, but hinted that the barcelonistas did not go with everything, gave him long and that he finished tiring.

"They spoke with my agents in November as if they wanted to do it very fast, but afterwards all went it postponing by a reason or by another. And like this until arriving at the end of January, that asked that it expected me when they saw that already it had it almost done with the Leipzig. Then I already had engaged me. Because I wanted to go to a team that had a project of present and of future for me. The Leipzig offered it to me and other teams, no. We went us to the team that insisted and more showed that it wanted to me", ensured.

The journalist tried sonsacarle something more to Elm, but the player of the group germano happened the ball to the roof of his representatives. It insisted, this yes, in that it seemed him that the interest of the Barcelona was not so serious as it expected when they contacted with him. "This subject control it more my representative and my father. But have the feeling that was not a too serious interest", signalled.

Also it spoke the ex of the Zagreb on Upamecano, central French of the Leipzig to the that has related with the Barça. The Catalan him elogió and ensured that it goes to be of the best defenders of the planet. "Upamecano Is very good. With the balloon is very safe, see it a central very complete. In the one against one is very powerful, very difficult to surpass. It is very young, only has 21 years and is one of improve them central", admitted.

No arrepiente to have fichado by the Leipzig

Finally, Elm confirmed that no arrepiente to have fichado by the German team, although Julian Nagglesmann, his trainer, is not having he as much as expected . The Spanish began being headline in the first four meetings, but did not play at all in the three following before the stop. "No me arrepiento to having come here. Had clear that it was the best option for me and am still thinking it. The team is very well and classified for the chambers of Champions. Besides, it seems that the season goes to be very long, and there will be minutes for all. I know that if have continuity, will not go out of the team", explained, leaving clear that sees in the Bundesliga to half and long term.

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