Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo thinks his “high” price tag meant that he was unable to move clubs this summer.
The 21-year-old scored 12 goals in all competitions for Dinamo last campaign, while he helped Spain under-21s to win the European Championship in the summer.
He was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League with Manchester United and Tottenham credited with interest.
The Red Devils reportedly made a €40m bid for Olmo – which was presumably rejected – and the player himself thinks his valuation is too high for the Croatian league.
“I have nothing to hide: I wanted to leave Dinamo, I wanted to move on and join a strong club in the five big leagues,” Olmo told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.
“I thought this summer was the best time to leave.
“Such a separation would have been best for the player and club, it’s when you can get the best transfer.
“I think this price is too high. Not because I think I’m worth less, but because I play in the Croatian league, and the foreign clubs pay attention to this.
“Realistically, it’s difficult for a player in the Croatian league to reach this price.”
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