United trying to hijack Bayern’s Olise deal

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Manchester United along with many Premier League clubs were interested in signing Michael Olise. However, Olise had other plans and is extremely close to become new Bayern Munich player. The German giants have already discussed the details with Crystal Palace. However, United are now trying to hijack their move as the deal has not yet been official. Along with United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle United are other English clubs who are keen to achieve the services of French youngster.

Chelsea were reported very close to sign Olise last season. The Blues even activated the £35 million release clause in Olise’s contract. However, the young midfielder was not interested with a move to Stamford bridge and opted against it. Olise then signed new contract with Palace. His new contract runs until 2027 with a release clause around £60 million. Chelsea were once again linked with Olise this season along with other clubs. However, the blues fell short once again and eventually dropped out of the race.

Bayern close to announce Olise as their new superstar

According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich have agreed to pay £50 million to Crystal Palace for Michael Olise. Bayern have offered Olise a five year contract making him Bayern player until 2029. Palace have agreed the deal and the deal was expected to be completed smoothly.

However some of the final details have not been agreed. This extended Olise’s medical tests at Bayern. Olise was expected to have his medical tests last week which are now set to be completed in this week. United sensed an opportunity to hijack Bayern’s deal. However, there is not much hope if they can pull this.

United still keen to sign Olise

Bayern’s deal to sign Olise is in final stages. However United have not given up on this deal. Olise had the best scoring season in his career recently. He made 19 Premier League appearances in 2023/24 season. Olise was able to score 10 goals along with providing 6 assists in those 19 matches for Crystal Palace. He even scored two goals against United in the start of May which helped Palace in defeating United by 4-0. Erik Ten Hag was impressed with Olise and hence made an attempt to sign the youngster.

However according to reports, Olise opted against joining Red Devils because they will not be playing in Champions League next season. Same has been Olise’s reason in turning down offers from Chelsea and Newcastle United. United finished on 8th position missing the champions league spot. Their victory in FA cup final proved a very important factor in defining Ten Hag’s future. United grabbed Europa league spot and sent Chelsea to Conference League. Newcastle missed out on all of the european competitions next season.

Along with Olise, his Palace teammate Eberechi Eze has also been linked with a move to United. Eze made 27 appearances in Premier League this season. He managed to score 11 goals along with providing 4 assists. Currently Eze is in Germany representing England in Euro 2024.

Michael Olise’s career

Michael Olise has been with three of the biggest clubs in England in his youth career. The Frenchman joined Arsenal academy before quickly moving to Chelsea academy. Later he moved to Manchester City academy and ended his youth career at Reading.

Olise made his professional debut for Reading in 2019. He scored 7 goals and provided 14 assists for Reading in the 73 appearances he made. In 2021, Olise made a decision to join Premier League side Crystal Palace. Olise has scored 14 goals and provided 22 assists in Premier League for Crystal Palce in his spell of three years. The Frenchman is now expected to lit up Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

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