'Cracking talent', 'Please, please' – Some Leeds fans react to transfer update on on-fire midfielder
After Football Insider revealed Reading midfielder Michael Olise is a transfer target for Leeds United many fans have reacted with joy at the news on Twitter.
The 19-year-old has attracted a number of suitors after his dazzling early season form, with his displays for the Berkshire side causing big clubs to monitor his progress as the January transfer window looms large.
FI has said that he is “likely” to be sold in January among strong interest from Leeds and Liverpool, and he has an £8m release clause.
Some Leeds fans are loving this news, with one calling him “one of the best opposition players I saw at ER [Elland Road] last season”, while another simply said he “could be the balance that we need in midfield”.
A creative spark who operates as the main hub for Reading’s attacks, Olise currently leads the Championship assists table with seven assists in 20 appearances, while he has also weighed in with four goals of his own.
With his contract expiring in 2022, Reading are reportedly keen to re-negotiate his £8million release clause.
However, Leeds Director of Football Victor Orta could move quickly to snap up the French youth international for manager Marcelo Bielsa, and some fans are relishing the prospect of seeing Olise line up for them at Elland Road, if the deal can be secured.
Here are some of the excited tweets from Leeds fans on the transfer link to Olise:
This lad is quality. One of the best opposition players I saw at ER last season
— Gary Keast 💛💙 (@garykeast70) December 22, 2020
Mentioned him in the Summer could be a Star
— Herbie (@1919Champions) December 22, 2020
If it's us, I'll be very happy. https://t.co/PiD7T0hxVE
— Daryl 🈯️ (@DarylRS29) December 22, 2020
Cracking talent. Rumours of an 8 million release clause a while back. He's already worth at least double that.
— Matt (@worldiematt) December 22, 2020
Would be a handy player. Tops the assist charts in the championship and could be the balance that we need in midfield
— Loui Winstanley (@loui48650630) December 22, 2020
What a player
— Craig Hartgen (@hartgen) December 22, 2020
Please please please https://t.co/6jKLmi7CPH
— BC (@BC_LUFC) December 22, 2020
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