Manchester City have been told to act fast and sign a Premier League player who has had an incredible season so far. The Cityzens were told to bring the Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise to the Etihad in a business that may disrupt the transfer plan of their rivals, Manchester United.
The winger has become another Premier League player to watch out for after scoring five league goals and providing one assist in nine league matches for Crystal Palace this season.
In the summer, the Frenchman saw a move to Chelsea collapsed as the Blues couldn’t reach an agreement with their London rivals over the deal. Similarly, the winger was linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester United.
Former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce told Pep Guardiola and the City board to act fast and bring that player to Man City, particularly as the team lack a recognised right-winger at the moment.
Asked about the interest from the Red Devils and whether the 22-year-old could make the step up, Pearce said: “I’ve watched him a couple of times recently and the answer is yes. Not Man United… Man City.
“I looked at the way he played against Chelsea especially, he got beaten on the night but he was by far the best player on the pitch in my opinion.
“The way he dealt with the ball, his understanding of when to keep the ball, all of those types of things. I could see him in a City shirt.”
The France Under 21 international player recently signed a contract extension with Crystal Palace and it’s believed that the contract included a buyout fee set at £60m. Therefore, Man City will need to spend big to sign him.
Meanwhile, the amount might not be a problem for the Cityzens who need a winger to occupy the gap left by Riyad Mahrez who left the club for Saudi in the summer. And to fill the void, Olise might be the perfect Premier League player to replacement a man they bought from Leicester City.