Newcastle United still have almost two months left of the summer transfer window to wrap up their business to head into the 2022/23 campaign.
The Magpies have already snapped up Matt Targett, Nick Pope, and Sven Botman on permanent deals and there may be more to come.
One player who has been linked with a potential move to the club is Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise, with Dan Ashworth eyeing a potential swoop for the Frenchman.
The gem reportedly has a release clause of £35m in his contract, after joining the Eagles from Reading last year, and it remains to be seen whether or not the Toon are willing to meet it.
Ashworth could land Newcastle their next version of the brilliant David Ginola by securing a deal to sign Olise this summer.
The retired attacker played 76 times for the Magpies and produced seven goals and 17 assists from out wide. He was capable of playing on both flanks or through the middle as a second striker and the Palace man can now offer similar qualities at St. James’ Park.
Ginola was a magical player during his time in England and writer Muhammad Butt once called Olise a “wizard”, which suggests that he is a similar type of forward in that they are both creative and exciting players on the ball.
Former Arsenal man Ian Wright has tipped the youngster, who can also play out wide and in a number 10 role, to do “unbelievable” things. He has shown glimpses of the quality he is able to provide from out wide, scoring two goals and providing five assists in 12 Premier League starts for Palace last season.
This came after an exceptional year in the Championship with Reading. In the second tier, he averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.21 as he scored seven goals and set up 12 from midfield, creating 1.9 chances per game for the Royals.
At the age of 20, he is in the infancy of his professional career and has plenty of time left ahead of him to develop and improve. He can be a signing for the here and now, given his contributions in limited minutes for Palace, whilst also being an investment for the future.
Olise could, therefore, be Newcastle’s new French magician – a Ginola 2.0 – if Ashworth is able to get a deal over the line in the coming weeks.