Aston Villa said to destroy ‘brilliant’ £ 8million transfer
Michael Olise, linked with Aston Villa, looks set to sign for Crystal Palace.
In January, Dean Smith’s Villa was credited with an interest in the 19-year-old after a strong season for Reading.
Olise has scored seven times and recorded 12 assists for the Royals, who narrowly missed a place in the Championship playoffs last season.
The France Under-18 international is reportedly moving to Palace for a reduced price of Â£ 8million, with BirminghamLive’s colleagues in Reading at BerkshireLive reporting that Palace has activated a clause which allows them to buy the player for that amount. .
It was reported over the New Years that Olise was a player Villa was watching with AFC Bournemouth’s David Brooks.
Both players fit the profile of the type of player Villa Smith head coach and sporting director Johan Lange want to bring to the club.
Olise has great potential, and more Premier League clubs are starting to buy players from the Championship in the hopes that they will become top talent rather than spending big bucks on established names at home. or abroad.
Villa has had success with this way of operating in the transfer window after seeing two of last summer’s buys, Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins, thrive in the top flight.
And that’s why some Villa fans are urging Smith and Lange to make one last attempt to sign Olise, especially for the stated fees.
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“We would have loved to have him because Â£ 8million is a steal for Palace,” a Villa supporter said on social media.
“If Palace signed Olise, I will be very jealous,” added another.
âThe villa should have been all over Olise this summer,â said a third fan while another adds: Olise is only 19 and is a wonderful talent. I would have liked it with us. “
A fifth fan said: “He’s a brilliant signing. I wanted him at Villa.”
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