Manchester City could have another world-class dribbler in the squad following the report that they have shown interest in the Crystal Palace sensational winger, Michael Olise, who has become one of the best players in the Premier League.
Olise has attracted attention from many top Premier League clubs and a report by The Sun stated that Pep Guardiola’s side have joined the race.
The Cityzens will battle with their local rivals Manchester United who are one of the teams hoping to lure the fantastic world-class dribbler away from Crystal Palace in the summer.
Olise’s trickery on the ball and ability to operate off the right flank may make him the perfect player for the Red Devils and their City rivals, both of whom are open to reinforcements and are in the market for a right-winger.
This season, the midfielder has scored six goals and recorded three assists for Crystal Palace whom he has a contract until the summer of 2027. He may however be allowed to leave should any club ready to pay his yet to be made public release clause.
Meanwhile, the winger might be out for a couple of days after sustaining an injury in Palace’s 4-1 defeat by rivals Brighton and Hove Albion. He was introduced to the match in the second half as a result of fitness issues after being forced off during the 3-2 victory against Sheffield United in their previous match.
Palace boss, Roy Hodgson, lost the world-class dribbler to injury again, describing him as one of the best players in his squad after the defeat against Brighton.
“I was told he couldn’t start the game and everyone was quite comfortable with that,” he told reporters post-match. “They (medical staff) told me and he told me he was fine to be on the bench and play in the second half.
“Unfortunately because I don’t have a crystal ball, I wasn’t to know that was to lead to him getting a recurrence of his injury, that’s exactly what we did. It’s the same with the hindsight that says you’re losing 3-0 why put one of your better players on?
“The answer to that is we brought him all the way here to be on the bench to play in the second half and we wanted our better players on the field.”