Director of football implies that Spurs never had a chance of signing long-term target

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Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with countless names over the past year under both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho as they look to rebuild in North London.

However, one name that spanned across both coaches was Dani Olmo, the highly-rated young Spaniard from Dinamo Zagreb.

Spurs Web reported back in July 2019 that Tottenham were said to be close to sealing a £26m deal for the services of Olmo, but the deal never materialised.

Goal now claim that RB Leipzig, Tottenham’s Champions League knockout opponents, have paid £17m to sign the winger from Dinamo Zagreb this season.

It has also been asserted by the Dinamo Zagreb director of football, Zoran Mamic, that Olmo never wanted to move to England and insisted on the switch to Leipzig. He even claimed that Bayern Munich could have been an option, if given a few more days.

He said (Sportske Novosti): “Dani did not want to go to England, he insisted on Leipzig. If we had had a day or two more, he would probably have gone to Bayern. But Dani said he wanted to Leipzig, he was very keen on the option and we should respect it.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

To be honest, Spurs were never going to sign Olmo and Bergwijn. Two wingers of similar styles would not have made too much sense. Spurs got the man they wanted.

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