Arsenal falling behind Man Utd in race to sign Spanish midfielder

Arsenal are looking towards Croatia for their next potential signing but according to the latest reports they are behind Manchester United in the race to sign Dinamo Zagreb star Dani Olmo.

United have apparently already tabled a £36m bid for the Spanish midfielder which has put them ahead of both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Olmo started off at the Barcelona youth academy before signing for Zagreb back in 2015 and has progressed each campaign culminating in 12 goals and 9 assists last season.

He featured for the Spanish under-21 in the recent European Championship and scored the winner against Germany in the final at the weekend.

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The English trio are not the only clubs interested in the 21-year-old, Bayern Munich, PSG, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are also said to be very keen.

Olmo is clearly highly talented with so many elite clubs interested in signing him and his time in Croatia is coming to an end if the reports are to be believed.

It is no surprise that United have tabled a bid first, they are in a rush it seems but that does not mean that we will not be able to beat them to the youngsters signature.

We have been looking to strengthen the centre of midfield ever since Aaron Ramsey departed and while Olmo may be a bit young he has already proven how good he is.

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But as usual, it will come down to money but if we are able to table £40 Million for Wilfried Zaha and £50 Million for Harry Maguire then you have to think that in the event we do not land either of those players then there will be enough money to make a move for Olmo.

He certainly looks to be worth the money.

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12 Comments

  1. John0711 says:

    I don’t believe we’ve tabled a bid for anyone
    We will sign one decent players just to keep the season ticket buyers in line

    1. Declan says:

      Season tickets already bought matey boy.
      My sons two arrive next week.
      We will be there supporting our team through thick and thin.

      1. ken1945 says:

        See you there Declan, along with all true gooners lucky enough to have one.

        My daughter and grandson make it six already…no wonder kronkie has bought another yacht!!!!!!

  2. Malcolm Townsend says:

    Are they waiting for EDU to come if so he will make the sparks will fly and tell them who they are buying

  3. gotanidea says:

    Looks good, but a new CM should not be the current priority. Because we already have too many of them

    If Arsenal want a cheaper one, Isco and Rafinha are available

  4. Tom says:

    Malcom loan bid apparently tabbed with a view to buy.
    Tierney looks to be off but maybe to Napoli.
    Zaha I don’t see arsenal reaching a fairer offer unless we are towards the end of the window and not much has happened.
    Similar to saliba.

    I wouldn’t believe everything I read though. One read Barca want laca with cash plus gomez. Weird when gomez signed for Everton a few backs.

    Media portray arsenal in a poor light…but I will wait to see what the new men at arsenal do. Granted it’s a hard task with a only cash generated plan…even as sound as that idea sounds as that’s how we all live life, football seems to demand something else.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Yeah, better gamble on Malcom rather than spending 60 M on Zaha

      Saliba and Tierney are done deal

      1. Kitumijasi says:

        Saliba and Tierney are done? Source for this?

      2. ken1945 says:

        gotanidea, the old fogeys on here do not seem to have a direct line to the official Arsenal hierarchy like you.

        What would be really interesting would be an article from you, telling us how you know these facts?

        At the moment, none of the three clubs involved in your exclusive revelation have mentioned anything on their respective websites, so your explanation would be most appreciated.
        Cheers!!!

        1. gotanidea says:

          kev has informed us about those deals several times

          1. ken1945 says:

            Well old friend, if you rely on anybody (not only kev) for your information, it’s second guessing.

            The only reliable sites are the club’s in questions official sites as far as done deals are concerned.
            The only other reliable source I take notice of are direct quotes from managers…the Celtic manager has said that we need to offer a lot more money.

            Being an old fossil, I’ve lived through so many rumours and done deals that have never materialised, it makes one cautious to say the least!!

          2. Declan says:

            Kev / Ornstein = clickbait.

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