Liverpool have been successfully pursuing a policy of recruiting young recently. The Reds have been hoovering up some of the brightest youngsters in the game as they look to save money down the line by buying prodigies before they’re superstars. Michael Edwards could be set to repeat the trick with TeamTalk linking Liverpool with a move for Michael Olise of Reading.
Who is Michael Olise?
18-year-old Michael Olise plays as an attacking midfielder for Reading in the Championship.
The French youth international spent his academy career with Chelsea and Manchester City before joining the Royals.
Since then he has been making strides into the first team and this season has proved a real breakthrough campaign for him.
Although he made 13 starts and six substitute appearances last term, the teenager has really made his mark since the start of this season.
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Liverpool want Michael Olise
According to TeamTalk, Everton and Liverpool have joined the chase for Michael Olise.
The teenager is said to be wanted by a host of clubs across England and Europe.
The outlet claims that Arsenal, Leeds, Wolves, Manchester City and Chelsea are tracking the youngster. There is also said to be interest from Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Monaco and Napoli.
Olise has 18 months left on his contract, putting the Championship side in a precarious position should they fail to negotiate fresh terms.
What RTK has to say
It’s always exciting to be linked with the new next best thing.
Liverpool tracking Michael Olise makes plenty of sense, he is young and versatile – he has achieved a 7.16 average rating on WhoScored this season whilst appearing in four different positions.
Jürgen Klopp rates versatility and the German has experience in bringing through bright young midfielders – just look at what he did for the career of Marco Reus.
Fingers crossed there’s some truth to this rumour.