What Dani Olmo has said about his future amid Liverpool transfer links as key decision emerges

Dani Olmo of RB Leipzig controls the ball
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Red Bull Leipzig star Dani Olmo has been linked with a summer move to Liverpool.

Recent reports have claimed that the Reds have edged ahead of Barcelona in the race to sign the Spain international. The versatile attacking player, who can play in midfield and on the wing, is said to have a release clause of £51million, which can only be activated before July 15.

Olmo scored eight goals and added five assists across 25 games this season for Leipzig, with his performances helping the club finish fourth in the Bundesliga. The German club also reached the knockout stages of the Champions League, losing to 14-time winners Real Madrid in the last 16.

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And the Spaniard has previously had his say on what the future holds for him. The playmaker told German newspaper Bild back in January before signing a contract extension until 2027 that he wants to return to Spain one day.

"Right now I don't think about that [his future], only about the next games. We have three competitions ahead of us," he said. "Things happen so fast in football, things can change all the time. I have my adviser who takes care of it. Me I only focus on football.

"I want to go back to Spain some day, it would be great. It is my country, my league. My family and friends live there. But I am not only tied to Spain.

"The most important thing for me is to play in a club where I feel loved and important. Like here in Leipzig. I played for Barcelona for six years when I was young. It will always be a home for me. A lot of my friends from the national team play there."

The 26-year-old is likely to be involved in this summer's European Champions in Germany with Spain. The Spanish team are one of the favourites and kick off their campaign against Croatia on June 15.