Crystal Palace in talks with Reading over a deal for Michael Olise.

Reading midfielder Michael Olise set to become Patrick Vieira’s first signing as Crystal Palace boss – with the Eagles locked in talks with the Championship club over an £8m deal

  • Michael Olise has entered the final year of his current contract with Reading 
  • The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the best talents in the Championship
  • Olise scored seven goals and notched 12 assists in 46 league games last season
  • Crystal Palace are also interested in signing Manchester City’s Morgan Rogers

Crystal Palace are in talks with Reading over an £8million deal for attacking midfielder Michael Olise.

The 19-year old is regarded as one of the best talents in the Championship and has been capped twice by France at U18 level.

A number of Premier League sides have expressed interest but Palace have advanced quickly to try and make him the first signing of Patrick Vieira’s era.

Crystal Palace are in talks with Reading over 19-year-old midfielder Michael Olise (right)

Palace have moved quickly and Olise is set to become Patrick Vieira’s first signing

Palace also have an interest in Manchester City’s Morgan Rogers but talks for Olise, who had one year on contract, are moving forward.

Olise is left footed and is predominately played behind the striker, but is equally adept when deployed on the right wing cutting inside onto his stronger foot. 

The young midfielder was one of Reading’s standout performers last season; scoring seven goals and notching 12 assists in 46 league games. 

His impressive displays for the Royals didn’t go unnoticed as he was named the EFL Young Player of the Season.

Despite representing France at youth level Olise also qualifies for England as he was born in London. 

The Eagles are also interested is signing Manchester City youngster Morgan Rogers




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