Saturday, March 2, 2024

Manchester United interested in Olise

Manchester United are interested in signing Michael Olise from Crystal Palace, according to the Evening Standard.

Olise has been on terrific form lately. Having overcome a hamstring issue which kept him out of action for the first 11 rounds of the Premier League campaign, the 22-year-old winger now has five goals and one assist in nine league appearances for Palace this season. His brace against Brentford on December 30th was particularly important, either side of a goal from Eberechi Eze as the Eagles came back from a goal down to win 1-3 at the Brentford Community Stadium.

United have been struggling greatly upfront, with wingers proving a particularly problematic part of the squad this term. Jadon Sancho remains frozen out and very likely to leave in January, while Antony still hasn’t been able to justify the £85 million spent on his services in 2022. Olise is seen as someone who could provide what Erik ten Hag’s team lacks at the moment.

A transfer in January isn’t an option, with Palace not interested in a sale, but there is apparently a release clause in Olise’s contract which kicks in at the end of the season.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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