Liverpool Join 5 Club Transfer Battle For Spanish Playmaker But £51M Release Clause Expires In Just 7 Weeks

Liverpool are one of the clubs interested in signing RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dani Olmo, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Catalan publication claims the Reds “have started to move” for the Spanish international, but they will face competition from Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Manchester United for his services.

Olmo is expected to leave Leipzig this summer. There is a release clause worth €60m (£51m) in his contract, which makes him an attractive target.

However, there is only a brief window where the 26-year-old will be available for that price, with Mundo Deportivo reporting that the clause will expire on July 15th.

Liverpool are not Olmo’s preferred destination

It is believed that the midfielder’s preference would be to rejoin Barca. He came through the club’s La Masia academy before leaving for Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2014.

Despite being keen on returning to Spain, though, Olmo’s preferred club would struggle to trigger his release clause, unless they manage to sell a number of players first.

It means Liverpool and other interested teams still have a pretty decent chance of snapping up the Spaniard.

Olmo is unlikely to be a priority target for the Reds

While Olmo has played plenty of games as a winger for Leipzig, he doesn’t exactly fit the profile of the pacey inside forward that the Merseyside club usually target.

He is also very comfortable in the no.10 role, which Arne Slots system favours, but there are already players like Dominik Szoboszlai, Harvey Elliott and Alexis Mac Allister in the current Liverpool squad who could play that position.

It would be surprising if the Reds do splash out in excess of £50m on Olmo, especially when it is felt that the club should be focused on recruiting a centre-back or a holding midfielder instead.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.