“I wanted to move on” – Spurs target claims club didn’t allow him to leave this summer

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by Sportske Novosti, Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo has revealed his frustration at failing to secure a move away from the club this season.

The 21-year-old, who is a product of Barcelona’s La Masia has been impressing in the Croatian league for the last couple of seasons but the youngster shot to prominence this summer due to his impressive displays for Spain in their successful Euro U-21 Championship campaign.

Olmo has continued his brilliant form for Zagreb, scoring and assisting eight goals in just six games so far this season (HITC).

Sportske Novosti claim that the youngster was subject to a £22.5 million bid from Wolves last summer, with Spurs also reported to have held a strong interest in him (Sport).

However, Zagreb were not willing to sell their prized asset and the Spaniard has made no secret of his disappointment at failing to get his move.

He said, “I have nothing to hide. I wanted to leave Dinamo, I wanted to move on and join a strong club in the big leagues. I thought this summer was the best time to leave.”

“I think (the asking price) was too high. Realistically, it’s difficult for a player in the Croatian league to go for this price.”

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That price is extremely steep for someone who hasn’t made a major impact outside Croatia yet. However, smaller clubs these days know that they can get a massive fee given the state of the market at the moment. This is why more and more players are opting to run their contract down as that is the only realistic way that they can get the move they want.

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