Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo has refused to rule out a return to former club Barcelona amid interest from the Catalan giants.
Olmo has enjoyed a successful spell with the Croatian club since he left Barcelona in 2014.
Will Olmo return to Barcelona? Five things you need to know…
- Olmo spent seven years in the Barcelona youth set-up before leaving Spain for Croatia.
- The 20-year-old never made a first-team appearance for Barca and joined Zagreb in 2014.
- He has scored 18 goals in total and experienced Europa League football, reportedly catching the attention of his former club.
- And Olmo has refused to rule out a return to the Nou Camp, despite having no regrets over leaving.
- The Spanish U21 international has made 84 appearances for Zagreb
Having been asked by reporters about whether he would ever consider a return back to Spain to ply his trade for the reigning La Liga champions, Olmo couldn’t rule out any future moves to his former employers.
“I still follow Barcelona and I’m really happy for my friend Carles Alena to be playing,” Olmo told Sport.
“They’re having a good season but Barca are Barca – they expect to be winning games and titles.
“I have no regrets that I left the club, it was a very tough decision but it was a big leap for me and I have adapted really well.
“I will always be a fan and having spent seven years at the club I have great affection for them, and they are one of the best clubs in the world.
“What player would want to rule out signing for the club, we will see what happens in the future but I do not want to close any doors.
“My future is the subject for my agent, I will focus on my football.”
Olmo and Zagreb’s successful season so far
Having left Barcelona to forge his career elsewhere, Olmo has established himself as a first-team regular in the Zagreb starting line-up.
Alongside gaining experience both domestically and within European competitions, Olmo is currently part of a Zagreb side who are not only competing but also impressing on all fronts.
In the Croatian First Division, Zagreb are top of the pile and clear of second place Osijek by an impressive 11 points. They have lost just one league match all season and have conceded just nine goals.
They also finished top of Group D in the Europa League group stages, finishing on 14 points and remaining undefeated in all six matches to gain qualification to the knockout rounds ahead of Fenerbahce, Spartak Trnava and Anderlecht.