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Dinamo boss:
Dani Olmo would have ended up at Bayern if we had more time

By Henrik Petersen

Dinamo Zagreb boss Zoran Mamic says Dani Olmo could have ended up at Bayern München instead of RB Leipzig.

Dani Olmo.
Dani Olmo.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

RB Leipzig paid an initial fee of €20 million plus bonuses to bring in Dani Olmo from Dinamo Zagreb in January, according to reports.

And while Dinamo's sporting director, Zoran Mamic, admits it was 'by far' the biggest sale in the club's history, he's confident the 21-year-old could have attracted an even higher offer from Bayern München towards the end of the winter transfer window.

"Dani didn't want to go to Italy or England. He insisted on Leipzig. If we had had more time, he would have ended up at Bayern," Mamic told Sportske Novosti, according to AS.

"We could certainly have got more out of the deal, but it wasn't just our decision. We could have said to Dani that we didn't accept the offer from Leipzig, but that wouldn't have been fair to him," he added.

Olmo made his debut for Leipzig last week as he came on as a second-half substitute in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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