A bid price £50m is “unlikely to chop the mustard” if Manchester Metropolis desk such a proposal for Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise, in line with The Athletic‘s Sam Lee.
The dependable journalist claims that if the Residents and rivals Chelsea each make formal approaches to signal the 21-year-old, the participant might show to be prohibitively costly.
A substitute for Riyad Mahrez is required, after the Algerian worldwide left the Etihad for Saudi Arabia final month, and Olise “matches the profile” for what they’re searching for.
Nevertheless, the price of signing the Frenchman could complicate issues. It was initially reported that there was a £35m launch clause in his contract however that data is clearly incorrect, primarily based on Palace’s reported calls for.
Metropolis even have one other subject to contemplate
Olise tore his hamstring taking part in for France on the European Underneath 21 Championships in June and he hasn’t performed any half in preseason.
It signifies that the ahead gained’t be out there for the beginning of the marketing campaign and it could be an excessive amount of of of venture for Metropolis to tackle the participant, particularly if Palace preserve their stance on his asking worth.
His valuation and health scenario could lead the treble winners to contemplate different options. Different switch targets might be checked out however there’s additionally a state of affairs the place a winger is just not introduced in in any respect.
Altering the positions of present squad gamers
Following the departure of captain Ilkay Gundogan, it was extensively assumed that Bernardo Silva could be moved infield to fill the hole vacated by the German.
Nevertheless, there’s now a chance that the Portuguese worldwide stays out huge and one other central midfielder is recruited as an alternative. Alternatively, Cole Palmer could keep on and supply cowl reasonably than being despatched out on mortgage. Neither of these conditions are perfect and followers will likely be hoping that the membership finally determine to return into the switch market.