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Crystal Palace: Fans buzzing over Michael Olise signing

Crystal Palace: Fans buzzing over Michael Olise signing - Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace announced the signing of Reading midfielder Michael Olise on Thursday, and a number of Eagles supporters were quick to share their delight at the transfer confirmation on social media.

The 19-year-old was wanted by Palace back in January and has now become Patrick Vieira’s first signing as the Eagles’ manager.

Primarily an attacking midfielder, Olise has signed a five-year deal at Selhurst Park and will wear the number seven shirt.

Where will Palace finish this season?

Top half

Top half

11th-15th

11th-15th

16th or lower

16th or lower

He has already made 73 senior appearances after making his senior debut as a 17-year-old. Olise starred for the Royals last season, scoring seven goals and registering 12 assists in 46 games.

The youngster has been on the books of Chelsea and Manchester City previously but now looks set to get his chance in the top flight with Palace.

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Palace fans react

The Eagles confirmed the move on their official Twitter page on Thursday afternoon. Here is what these fans had to say in reply, with one labelling the deal as ‘brilliant’ and another dreaming of Europe now that the teenage talent is on board.

“AHHHHHHHH OMG”

“EUROPEEEEE SOOON”

“Yes lads”

Brilliant signing, welcome to Palace

“Announce 2021/22 title bus parade already”

“Welcome Olise, brilliant signing”

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