Dani Olmo, perhaps more than any other, could thrive from Timo Werner’s transfer to Chelsea by replacing him as their most influential attacking player. In the short time he has worked under the respected Julian Nagelsmann, following his transfer, in January 2020, from Dinamo Zagreb, the promising Spaniard has also demonstrated significant signs of improvement and there is little reason that that should be expected to stop.
None other than Pep Guardiola, his compatriot and a proven nurturer of exciting young talent, has already spoken with confidence about Olmo’s potential, which is expected to eventually make him as important to Spain’s national team as he was to their under-21s. “He’s a top player—he has a bright future,” Guardiola said. “He is an incredible player and he is able to play in the strong leagues in Europe.”