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Olmo confirms Barcelona interest but there was ‘no time to think about a transfer’

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A late attempt was made in the summer market to bring the La Masia graduate back to Camp Nou, but a move couldn’t be materialized.

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Dani Olmo has confirmed he was a subject of transfer interest for Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

Speculations surfaced very late in the summer market that Barcelona had contacted RB Leipzig to discuss a possible transfer for Olmo.

The Catalan club had lost Lionel Messi and also let Antoine Griezmann leave, and rumors at the time claimed that their desperate search for a creative attack-minded player on deadline day led them to the 23-year-old Spaniard.

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It was reported that the player was also keen to return to Barca but the club couldn’t meet Leipzig’s €75 million asking price, and a move couldn’t be materialized.

Without going into too much detail, Olmo has now validated his former club’s interest in him but said such was the timing of their approach that “there was not even time to think about a transfer.”

“It all happened too quickly, for my part there was not even time to think about a transfer,” the La Masia graduate revealed in an interview for Bavarian daily Suddeutsche Zeitung.

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“For now, I have my mind on the whole season with Leipzig, and I’m fine here. I really want to play, to fight again with Leipzig in international tournaments. That is my motivation.”