Bayern Munich have had a turbulent summer transfer window. The Leroy Sane saga has taken its fair share of twists and turns, and Bayern now need to figure out if that deal is still worth doing or if they want to invest their money elsewhere. One of the names that’s been circulating as far as a so-called “plan b” for Sane is Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo, among others. The Spanish midfielder wants to play Champions League football next season and could prove to be a viable investment for Bayern if the price is right.
Per a new report by Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti, Zagreb want to do everything they can to try and convince Olmo to stay with the club through their Champions League qualification campaign. Additionally, Zagreb have already rejected offers from Manchester United (€25m), Everton (€28m), and Bayern (€28m), but of the three clubs, Bayern are the only club who can still purchase him since the Premier League transfer window has already closed. It’s understood that Zagreb want at least €30m for Olmo, who’s current contract with the club runs through the summer of 2021. Zagreb feel that if they do progress through Champions League qualification, they’ll have the luxury of trying to slightly raise their asking price for Olmo, since Champions League football could be perceived as an incentive for the Spaniard to stay in Croatia.
Zagreb are currently level on aggregate 1-1 with Ferencvaros heading into the second leg of the third qualifying round. Olmo scored the goal for Zagreb in the 1-1 draw and he also scored in Zagreb’s 3-0 second leg win over Georgian side FC Saburtalo Tbilisi in the second qualifying round. Additionally, he’s already got a goal and an assist in the Hrvatski Telekom Croatian League, coming off of a 2018/2019 campaign where he scored 12 goals and provided 9 assists from 44 appearances across all competitions.
He was also a bright spot for Spain’s Under-21 title-winning side at the U-21 European Championships, scoring 4 goals and providing 3 assists throughout the tournament, and one of his goals came in the final against Germany.
At this point, everything will depend on if Zagreb qualify for the Champions League group stages combined with what Bayern decide to do with Leroy Sane. Olmo’s agent has already indicated that Bayern would definitely be a club Olmo could go to, so he would be a feasible option if Bayern decide he’s worth €30m.