Fabrizio Romano hints at good news for Crystal Palace


Fabrizio Romano hints at good news for Crystal Palace

Why Chelsea FINALLY Turned A Corner.

Crystal Palace have been handed a slight boost after Manchester City seemingly turned their attention away from Michael Olise.

That was what Fabrizio Romano suggested on Twitter – at least.

So, what is the latest on Michael Olise at Crystal Palace? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, the reliable Italian journalist exclusively revealed at the start of August that Pep Guardiola was considering Jeremy Doku and Olise as replacements for Riyad Mahrez.

Now, Romano has quoted his own tweet with the Belgium flag, along with the eyes emoji – which strongly suggests that Manchester City are now pushing for the Belgian instead of our No.7 this summer.

If that is the case, then it’s great news.

Panic began to set in at Selhurst Park when some very strong sources – Romano included – claimed that Olise has a £35m release clause written into his contract.

However, Ed Aarons of the Guardian has since claimed that the release clause is worth a bit more than £35m, and the France Under-21 international can choose to stay even if the clause is triggered.

Now, with Manchester City looking at Doku, and Chelsea busy with midfield reinforcements such as Moises Caicedo, the concerning speculation about Olise’s future looks to be fizzling out, which is great to see.

Crystal Palace have to do more to keep players like Olise happy

It is all well and good keeping Olise this summer, but we simply have to do more as a club to make talents like him and Eberechi Eze want to stay.

Nobody would blame the 21-year-old if he did hand in a transfer request this summer, as there has been a severe lack of ambition shown by those in the boardroom.

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Only one player has arrived for a fee so far this summer in Matheus Franca, which is not exactly a deal which progresses our squad seeing as Wilfried Zaha also departed – it is basically like for like.

If we continue to scrape around the bargain bins and aim no higher than 11th in the Premier League, we can’t expect to keep precocious talents like Olise around.

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