Crystal Palace blow as new signing Michael Olise a doubt for start of the season
Crystal Palace making moves
The close of the 2020/21 campaign left Crystal Palace in a bit of a precarious spot.
The Eagles parted ways with Roy Hodgson, whilst in possession of an ageing squad with a number of players coming to the ends of their contracts.
However, so far, Palace have done a decent job of reshaping their squad for the future.
19-year-old Michael Olise has arrived on a permanent basis from Reading, and is certainly one to watch for the future.
Elsewhere, in something of a coup, Palace managed to land centre-back Joachim Andersen on a permanent basis from Lyon.
The Eagles have also signed two players from Chelsea. Marc Guehi, who spent last season on loan at Swansea, has signed for a fee believed to be around 18 million pounds. Conor Gallagher has arrived from the Blues, too, but only on a season-long loan.
Michael Olise could miss Chelsea clash
Before the campaign has even started, though, Palace already have an issue with one of their new signings.
Michael Olise would score seven and assist 12 in 44 Championship outings last campaign.
And with Eberechi Eze potentially sidelined till December following an injury he picked up in training back in May, Palace were likely hopeful that Olise – an attack-minded midfielder that can play on either flank as well – would help shoulder some of the creative burden in Eze’s absence.
However, the 19-year-old appears to have picked up an injury which could rule him out for Palace’s season-opener vs Chelsea on August 14th.
As per the Telegraph:
Crystal Palace’s new signing Michael Olise is a doubt for the start of the season with a back injury.
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— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) August 3, 2021
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