Manchester United are set to miss out on a second player to Tottenham Hotspur within the span of one week.
The Red Devils hesitated with the Tanguy Ndombele signing and Spurs ended up nabbing the midfielder for £55m. They have reportedly also agreed terms with another one of United’s midfield targets, Dani Olmo.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had agreed to pay Dinamo Zagreb Olmo’s £35m asking price but Muchodeporte claim that Tottenham have held positive talks with the player’s agent, Juanma Lopez.
Olmo was one of Spain’s star performers in the European U21 Championship which he won for his country. He joined Dinamo from Barcelona in 2015 and still has two more years left on his current deal.
The report claims that Spurs are ready to conclude a £22m (€25m) deal for Olmo after acting fast on their interests.
The 21-year-old said, “We are talking about the best leagues in the world and they all have positive things. La Liga is something more special because for me it is home, with my people. But those of England, Germany and Italy also attract me very much.”
This could be another setback for United since they are reportedly only targetting footballers like Olmo, as per Solskjaer’s new transfer plan.