RB Leipzig getting ready to make Man United target the highest-paid player at the club

RB Leipzig getting ready to make Man United target the highest-paid player at the club

Christian Falk disclosed in his latest exclusive Substack column that RB Leipzig are as determined as ever to retain the services of star midfielder Dani Olmo beyond the upcoming summer transfer window, offering the Spaniard a contract that would make him the highest-paid player at the club.

Despite coveting a transfer to Barcelona, the La Liga club’s financial woes may force the Bundesliga talent to explore other options, with the Premier League a potential destination.

Leipzig remains committed to signing Dani Olmo to a new contract. “He has the option to sign a new contract with a release clause of €60 million for Spain and €70 million for other countries,” the BILD reporter wrote for CaughtOffside.

“Perhaps they would also reduce this fee, as they are willing to negotiate. He would be the club’s highest-earner, earning approximately €10 million.

“The current consensus is that he will not sign the contract. His goal is to play for Barcelona, but they are currently cash-strapped, so Real Madrid may also be an option.

“I can confirm that he is not on Bayern Munich’s roster, so English clubs could be involved. Manchester United was intrigued, which is not always a fleeting sentiment.

I believe there will be discussions between the agents because he will be transferred this summer if a new contract solution is not found.”

Erik ten Hag’s admiration for the player has been well-documented, and Manchester United are believed to be enthusiastic about the possibility of adding midfield talents should the opportunity arise.

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Marcus Rashford’s goal-scoring proficiency has made the forward line a clear priority, with the need for another top-tier striker evident.

In fact, it is telling that only Bruno Fernandes (11) has scored more than the England international (29 goals in all competitions).

In contrast, two high-priced signings, Antony (eight) and Jadon Sancho (six), have been entirely disappointing.

Depending on the outcome of the club’s takeover process – something their Dutch head coach will be eager to see conclude before the summer – their budget flexibility and the likelihood of a move for the €70 million (£60.9 million)-priced player could be drastically altered.

RB Leipzig getting ready to make Man United target the highest-paid player at the club