Spurs make surprise move for Olmo, talks underway

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Tottenham Hotspur have made a €25m (£22.4m) bid for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo, per Mundo Deportivo.

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The report states that Spurs are set to make significant additions to their squad this summer, having already acquired Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon and Jack Clarke from Leeds United.

The club have made an offer for Olmo, the report claims, as well as a €68m (£60.9m) bid for Giovani Lo Celso, the Real Betis attacking midfielder.

Olmo, who helped Spain win the European Under-21 Championships this summer, is said to be close to a move to north London, with negotiations between Spurs, Dinamo and the player’s representatives accelerating over the past few days.

Mundo Deportivo claim that, once the 21-year-old is signed, Spurs will focus on bringing in Lo Celso.

Bolt from the blue

This is a turn-up for the books.

Spurs have not been heavily linked with Olmo but the report claims that negotiations are already at an advanced stage.

The youngster has already made over 100 appearances for Dinamo, scoring 26 goals and providing 21 assists, and is capable of playing in attacking midfield and on both flanks.

He has won 10 caps for Spain’s Under-21 side and would be a versatile, promising option for Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs, it seems, are keen to rejuvenate their attacking options and moves for both Olmo and Lo Celso would leave them well-stocked as they look to add more firepower, with Harry Kane the club’s only trusted senior striker after the departure of Fernando Llorente.

Vincent Janssen, of course, played in just three Premier League games last season.

Bringing in Olmo, who can provide depth and quality in several attacking positions, appears to make all the sense in the world.

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