Sky Germany reports that Dani Olmo will extend his contract beyond 2024 at RB Leipzig and stay at the club this summer.
After weeks of negotiations, an agreement between the two parties has been reached. The new contract is expected to have a release clause. The Leipzig Volkszeitung reports that the extension could be announced as early as today.
Olmo joined Leipzig in 2020 from Dinamo Zagreb for €29m. The 25-year-old has 122 times for Leipzig scoring 21 times and assisting 28.
The extending of Olmo’s contract may now open the door for the departure of Dominik Szoboszlai. The Hungarian has previously attracted interest from Newcastle United and the extension for Olmo means Leipzig will not have to invest in two additional creative midfielders in the summer.
Olmo will also likely have greater importance when it comes to Leipzig’s attack next season due to the impending departure of Christopher Nkunku who is set to join Chelsea in the summer.
GGFN | Jack Meenan