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Crystal Palace wasn’t quiet in the summer, but maybe they missed that last signing, and Steve Parish may make amends during the January transfer window.
Which is the word?
Palace has become the favorite to sign Reading midfielder Michael Olise. That’s according to a report from Sunday people (12/20, p71), who also suggests that Leeds United is interested in signing the coveted teenager.
Should Crystal Palace sign Michael Olise?
The 19-year-old has been in brilliant form for the Royals, providing four goals and seven assists in 20 Championship appearances, through Transfer market.
Alternative to Andros Townsend
While Wilfried Zaha is strongly linked to Selhurst Park’s departure, Eberechi Eze has been one of the few bright sparks amid inconsistent form, but Palace has arguably had to pay to never adequately replace his former position Victor Moses. .
Roy Hodgson only has three options for two positions, at least through January, with Eze, Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend vying for a spot on the wings.
A coronavirus outbreak or injury crisis could quickly cause some trouble in SE25, so it would be prudent for Parish to sanction a raid for Olise, as it would not only be sufficient support for the Englishman, but would also offer an alternative threat attack. , having even been deployed as a center forward on occasion so far this season.
His teammate and Royals leader Sam Baldock praised the “boldFrench teenager the last term, while his former manager Mark Bowen was equally effusive in his praise for the versatile forward after he earned his first Championship start at the City Ground last season, saying: “I felt the time was right to give Michael a shot – he’s such a talented player and You can do anything in your career.
“I told him after the game that I had probably done him a disservice by not using it earlier. With younger players, I use that word: “confidence.”
“I have to trust them to put them to work, not trust them with the ball, because Michael is an enormously talented player, but trust him to get the job done outside of possession.”
By comparison, even the club’s long-term target and Watford winger Ismaila Sarr has achieved less than one key pass per game in the Championship, according to Who scored.
Obviously this kind of attacking threat would be very welcome in South London and to be able to sign an offensive midfielder who still has a long time to grow and develop as a player would be extremely smart business.
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