Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has suggested that Michael Olise could end up joining either Manchester City or Chelsea.
As relayed by Fabrizio Romano, this revelation emerges after it was reported on Thursday that the 21-year-old, who has a £35 million release clause in his contract and would find it hard to turn down a move to either club.
Now, it seems like Roy Hodgson is also hinting at the fact that Michael Olise could consider a transfer to either Manchester City or Chelsea.
Roy Hodgson suggests Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise could consider Manchester City or Chelsea transfer
Branded as ‘skilful’ by the Daily Mail, the youngster seems to be viewed by City as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who left the club in the summer to join Al-Ahli.
Apart from the young Cole Palmer, the Sky Blues lack a genuine winger in their ranks in any case and especially on the right flank to fill the Algerian icon’s boots.
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However, Roy Hodgson has now made the suggestion that if either Manchester City or Chelsea formalise their interest in Michael Olise, he could ponder over a potential exit from Crystal Palace.
“No one knows at this moment. If there are clubs desperately preparing a bid and tempting him then he’ll decide. I can only wait and see what decision is he will make, he knows we want to keep him”, he said.
Michael Olise should logically choose Pep Guardiola’s side
Considering Roy Hodgson has suggested that Michael Olise is not opposed to a departure from Selhurst Park, at least logically, he would pick Manchester City over Chelsea as his next destination.
While the Blues finished 12th last season, the Sky Blues went on to win a historic treble, which portrays an accurate picture of the gulf in class between both clubs.
To add to that, City are expected to compete on all fronts once again this campaign, which a top four finish would be a godsend for Chelsea.
As brilliant a coach as Mauricio Pochettino is, the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with one of, if not the best manager of all time in Pep Guardiola should be considered as too good to say no to.