Crystal Palace youngster Michael Olise is reportedly ready to snub advances by Arsenal in the summer to stay put with Crystal Palace.
The former Readings star has been a revelation at Selhurst Park since joining the club from Reading in 2021.
He has been key to the Eagles’ 2022/23 Premier League campaign, shoring up the club against relegation threats with goals and legendary team effort.
Michael Olise has two goals and 8 assists for the Bees this season. He has featured in Crystal Palace’s all 30 Premier League games so far this season.
Under former manager Patrick Vieira and current manager Roy Hodgson, Olise has been a midfield sensation, making the difference in Crystal Palace’s attack.
His superlative performance for the club has placed him on the transfer radar of top clubs in Europe, including Champions League clubs.
Premier League title hopefuls Arsenal are leading the list of clubs that are ready to break the bank and land the French youth player in the summer.
Now, according to the Sun, Michael Olise is unmoved by the array of interest from big clubs such as Arsenal. He is still under contract with the Eagles and is keen in continuing with the club at least for one more season.
Three years is remaining in his five-year contract with Crystal Palace. Despite the advantage of a bigger exposure and leap in his career should he move to Arsenal, Michael Olise is not keen on Crystal Palace exit and is reportedly set to snub interest by Arsenal and other big clubs.
Despite being dragged into the relegation battle under former manager Patrick Vieira, Crystal Palace is currently on fire under new manager Roy Hodgson.
Roy Hodgson has made it three wins in three games against Leicester City, Leeds, and Southampton. The club is now top on the list of clubs who are more likely to survive the relegation battle.
Olise has started all matches under Roy Hodgson and is key to their rediscovered winning form in the Premier League.
Who is Michael Olise?
Michael Olise is a London-born French youth player who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Crystal Palace.
Born in 12 December, 2001 in Hammersmith London, Michael Olise started his youth career playing for some of the biggest clubs in England.
He played for Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City youth before joining Reading youth Academy in 2016 to 2019.
He made his first senior club appearance for Reading in 2019 and played for 3 years for the club, making 67 appearances and scoring 7 goals.
In 2021, Crystal Palace activated Michael Olise’s £8.37m release clause at Reading and signed him on a five-year contract which will see him stay at the club untill 2026.
Michael Olise is a French international but is yet to make his debut for France senior national team.
He has played for Les Bleus U-18 and U-21, making 2 and 4 appearances respectively.
He is yet to win a trophy but has bagged various individual awards while playing for Reading in Championships.
He has won the EFL player of the season, including Team of the Season.
In January, 2023, Michael Olise won the Premier League Goal of The Month Award.