RB Leipzig succeeds in coup with Dani Olmo

FC Bayern is said to have kept an eye on him, Borussia Dortmund was also said to be interested and Dani Olmo from RB Leipzig was also traded at Real Madrid and FC Barcelona – now it’s clear: the Spaniard sees his future in Saxony.

Dani Olmo has prematurely extended his contract with RB Leipzig, which originally ran until the end of June 2024, by three more seasons until the summer of 2027. The Red Bulls announced this on Thursday.

“We are very happy that we can announce this important personnel decision before the cup final on Saturday. Dani Olmo is an important player for our team. He brings special qualities to the team because, in addition to his technique and goal threat, he also has a high level of intelligence and he is one of the top players in the Bundesliga,” Leipzig’s sports director Max Eberl praised the Spanish international, whom he also acknowledged as “an outstanding development” since his move to RB, on “rbleipzig.com”.

The 25-year-old has made 122 competitive appearances for the Bundesliga side since moving from Dinamo Zagreb to Leipzig in 2020 (21 goals, 29 assists). Olmo also emphasized his development into one of the stars of the German football upper house and a regular in the Spanish national team.

“When I came to RB Leipzig more than three years ago, it was a big step for me as a young talent in one of the top European leagues. But everyone made it very easy for me to get here, so I was able to perform immediately “Olmo is quoted as saying on the club’s website.

“Both the club and I have big plans and we want to take the next steps together. We play football that suits me perfectly and we have an excellent team,” continued the attacking midfielder.

He cited winning the DFB Cup on Saturday as a concrete near-term goal.

With the contract extension, Leipzig now has one of its most important players, and the expected upheaval on the offensive will be weakened. Bundesliga top scorer Christopher Nkunku is moving to Chelsea, while midfielder Konrad Laimer is said to have a future with Bayern Munich.