Liverpool could be set to bolster their attacking options in the summer with a swoop for Reading starlet Michael Olise.
According to Football Insider, the Reds are among a host of Premier League clubs interested in the 19-year-old French youth international – and now they must ensure they elbow their way to the front of the queue for the midfielder.
Despite having only broken throughout into the Reading first team last year, Olise is having an extremely productive campaign in the Championship.
He has already notched five goals and ten assists for a Royals side gunning for a place in the promotion playoffs come the end of the season. His dribbling and close control of the ball have become hugely potent weapons for Veljko Paunović’s men.
Even before he managed to establish himself in Reading’s first team, his teammates were already aware of his potential, with current Royals frontman Sam Baldock labelling Olise as “fearless” and a “real talent”.
The young Frenchman’s versatility would also see him become an attractive proposition for Jurgen Klopp.
Whilst often deployed centrally at the Madejski Stadium, Olise is also equally adept at being pushed further forwards or even taking up a position out wide, per Transfermarkt.
With current Reds winger Xherdan Shaqiri potentially angling for a move away from Anfield in the near future to find a “solution” to his lack of game-time at the club, Olise could be the perfect candidate as a replacement for the Swiss ace.
Rated at just £10.8m but with just over a year left to run on his contract in Berkshire, Olise could certainly be an affordable option for the Reds, allowing them to deploy more considerable funds elsewhere in the squad.
Should they wish to bolster their attack, the promising Olise seems like an excellent option. Liverpool need to make sure they’re first in line for his signature.
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