Leeds United are going to make an approach for Reading attacker Michael Olise, MOT Leeds News can exclusively reveal.
The 18-year-old attacker made 19 appearances for Reading in the Championship last season after breaking into the senior side in the 18/19 campaign.
Olise was reportedly a target for Celtic back in May with the France Under-18 international impressing under manager Mark Bowen.
Now, a source close to Leeds has told MOT Leeds News that Leeds are going to make an approach to the London club as they look for attacking reinforcements in the Premier League.
We’ve also been told that Reading may be open to selling Olise at the right price – they rate him between £3m-£4m.
Olise is under contract until 2022 after moving on a free transfer from the Chelsea Academy in 2015.
Olise has also spent time in the Man City Academy and it seems like he could be ready for a step up in class.
He was described as the “bright note” in Reading’s final game of the season, a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Swansea.
Olise started on the tip of the midfield three but was moved out onto the left flank.
He can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger and would fit what Leeds are looking for at the moment.
£3m-£4m seems like a lot of money for a player who has only just broken into a mid-table Championship side.
However, the Daily Mail’s Secret Scout gave Olise a very good write-up, saying: “A left-footer, Olise showed the confidence to command the ball and spray passes from a forward midfield position.”
The report described him as an “exciting talent”.
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