Since his Reading days…Liverpool to keep an eye on Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Olise

Since his Reading days...Liverpool to keep an eye on Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Olise Transfers

Liverpool made some changes in the midfield during last summer’s transfer window. As the season reaches the turn of the year, Liverpool is once again in contention for a championship, something that was not expected last season, and the reinforcements have been beneficial.

Liverpool is looking to further strengthen its squad, with the aging center backs of Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk among the next positions to be strengthened, including the right wing where Egyptian international Mohamed Salah has been entrusted with the job.

The Saudi Professional League is keen on the former Roma forward, who will turn 32 next year, so a generational change is not far off. According to Football Insider, Liverpool are eyeing Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Olise.

Continuing, the paper reported that they have been watching the player’s development since 2017, when he moved from Manchester City’s youth system to Reading U-18. In fact, the French midfielder was mentioned as one of the clubs interested when he joined Crystal Palace.

The 22-year-old midfielder, now one of the best right wingers in the Premier League, has scored 11 goals and provided 20 assists in 80 games for the London-based club. He continues to create many chances with his unique touch on the dribble and his accurate left-footed crosses from the right side of the field.

The French U-21 midfielder was the subject of interest from Chelsea and Manchester City during last summer’s transfer window, but he eventually agreed to a four-year contract that runs through June 2027, pledging his loyalty to Crystal Palace.

His previous contract apparently came with a termination clause of £35 million, but it is not known if the new deal will include the same clause. The young French midfielder, whose reputation is growing by the day, will require a considerable amount of money to acquire.

Will Liverpool be able to add Olise to their team in the future?