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Crystal Palace: Nono Madueke could be Olise 2.0

Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke this month and the exciting winger could prove to be the next Michael Olise at Selhurst Park.

According to 90min, Patrick Vieira‘s side are one of several Premier League clubs who have voiced an interest in the England U21 international in recent times, as the youngster continues to impress with the Eredivisie giants.

Madueke, who incidentally started out at Palace as a youngster, swapped Tottenham Hotspur for PSV when he was just a teenager and has quickly established himself as a regular in the first team at the Phillips Stadion.

In total, the winger has made 80 appearances for Boeren, contributing 20 goals and 14 assists in that time, so it is easy to see why so many English clubs are taking an interest in the 20-year-old.

The youngster’s influence in Ruud van Nistelrooy’s side is only likely to grow following Cody Gakpo’s recent move to Liverpool, so any deal for Madueke is likely to be an expensive one, with some reports claiming that he could cost as much as £40m.

 

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When the winger was first breaking into PSV’s first team, having starred in their academy, he earned a lot of praise from Former PSV midfielder Tommie van de Leegte.

He said to Dutch radio station Omroep Brabant (via Goal):

“He’s fast and has the capability to trick his opponent. He brings creativity and is very explosive in his actions. That’s what PSV needs.”

A quick, tricky winger who is left-footed but usually cuts in from the right will remind many Palace fans of Olise, who has impressed since joining the Eagles from Reading in 2021.

The 21-year-old has five goals and 12 assists in his first 51 appearances for Vieira’s side and has certainly caught the eye with his displays this season, so much so that PSG have been linked with signing him.

WhoScored suggests that both Olise and Madueke excel at dribbling and passing, which suggests that they are both modern wingers who excel with the ball at their feet.

Considering Madueke has averaged an impressive 7.30 rating from WhoScored for his performances this season, there seems no reason why he couldn’t be a success at Selhurst Park if he opts to re-join his boyhood club, and his position and style of play means he could easily emulate Olise in Vieira’s side.