Ex-Croatia international believes €50m winger snubbed Milan ‘because of the project’

By Oliver Fisher -

Former striker and director Igor Budan believes that Dani Olmo snubbed AC Milan for RB Leipzig because the German side have a better project.

The Rossoneri were heavily linked with a move for the Spain international throughout the January window, with sources in Croatia even claiming that Milan were closing in on agreeing a complete deal with Dinamo Zagreb for the young winger.

Various sources then reported that the deal was off because to the huge commission fee his agent was demanding – somewhere in the region of €7m – and then rumours of interest from Leipzig arrived.

Ultimately they secured the signing of the La Masia academy graduate in a deal which could reach €50m, who joined on a four-year deal and has one goal and one assist in five games in competitions for the Bundesliga side so far.

Igor Budan gave an interview to Tuttomercatoweb about why Olmo is likely to have chosen RB Leipzig over the better financial offer on the table from Milan.

“Leipzig is the best choice for his characteristics. If someone who came through the youth in Barcelona goes to Zagreb it says a lot about the desire to impose himself,” he said.

“He has a father very present in his life, he has always been well advised. If he did not choose Milan it’s because of the project. As a child, if you were born in Barcelona, ​​you don’t go to Zagreb if you think about money first. Leipzig is the right team to keep growing.”

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