This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
According to Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti, Wolves have placed a bid in the region of £22.5m for Dinamo Zagreb star Dani Olmo.
Reports in recent weeks and months had suggested that the Spain U21 international was catching the eye of some of European football’s biggest sides, and this new report also mentions huge clubs like Manchester United, Milan and Barcelona.
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However, the report now claims that whilst there is still strong interest from big clubs, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have come up with an offer for the versatile midfielder.
Whether the Midlands-based outfit can pull off such a deal remains to be seen, but it seems as if they are firmly in the running for Olmo’s signature.
After earning promotion to the Premier League last season, Wolves enjoyed a remarkable campaign in their return to the top-flight. As is the case with many of the sides outside the proverbial ‘big six’, it’s a case of who’s going to finish the best of the rest. And it was the newly promoted Wolves who did just that, securing European football with it.
This summer once again feels like a moment teetering on the precipice. Get it right as they did last time, and the rewards could be huge. The likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have all had their own issues and there could well be a rare opening for a side like Wolves to sneak in through the back door at the end of next season.
Signing Olmo would be the kind of statement that they are firmly intent on trying to break through the bubble of the top six; the Spaniard has been one of the names at the top of people’s conversations following some impressive displays in his country’s triumphant U21 European Championship campaign this summer.
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Convincing the 21-year-old to snub the interest of some of Europe’s glamour sides and instead join a club that looks like it’s on the way up would be huge. It would go some way to dispel any theories that the Molineux side enjoyed a bit of a fluke campaign last year, and simultaneously land them one of football’s hottest prospects.