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Crystal Palace are reportedly closing in on a move to sign Reading playmaker Michael Olise. Reports say that Palace have activated the £8million clause in the London-born star’s contract. Liverpool have been linked, though, and Reds fans have reacted to Palace closing in on Olise.
Olise, 19, starred for Reading last season. Clocking up 44 Championship appearances for the Royals, the attacker scored a decent seven goals. But it was his assist tally that was all the more impressive – laying on 12 goals. At just 19, his stats are sensational. Premier League clubs have come calling.
But it appears that Palace are about to win the race. Numerous reports have claimed that Palace have activated the £8million release clause in Olise’s contract and have agreed personal terms. 90Min report as much, but that three other Premier League clubs were looking at Olise.
What have Liverpool fans said about Palace signing Olise?
The report states that Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea had all expressed their interest to Reading, over a move for Olise. But London-born Olise has clearly chosen to follow a similar path led by Ebere Eze. Remaining in London at a club where he will get regular game time.
Liverpool fans took to Twitter to respond to the news that Palace are close to a deal for Olise. Many have applauded Palace for getting a deal over the line for one of the best teenage talents in the country. Others, meanwhile, are jealous that Palace have beaten Liverpool to his signature.