Aston Villa dark horses in race to sign Michael Olise

Michael Olise has been linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season and Aston Villa are keen on the Crystal Palace winger.

According to a report from Give Me Sport, Aston Villa could be the dark horses to sign the French winger despite interest from clubs like Manchester United.

Ben Jacobs said: “Aston Villa could well be a dark horse to come in for Michael Olise. But Villa may have to sell before they can buy because they had a big spend in the last financial year.

“Champions League football will help, but it comes with squad bonuses and the need for depth. It comes with costs as well as a windfall, so Villa may not just be able to drop £60million or £65million on Olise.

“It is an interesting one because there are a lot of clubs circling around Olise.”

Olise is likely to cost around £60 million at the end of the season and it remains to be seen whether Aston Villa can arrange that sort of money in the coming weeks. They are currently well-placed to secure Champions League qualification and that could give them a major advantage in the race to sign the player. The 22-year-old could be tempted to join a club competing in the Champions League next season.

Michael Olise would improve Aston Villa

Olise has 10 goals and 5 assists to his name in all competitions and he could be a key player for Villa.

The West Midlands club need to add more quality and depth through their side and signing the 22-year-old attacker will help them improve going forward. They have been overly dependent on players like Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins this season. They need more quality in the final third and Olise would be a long term investment for them.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has the tools to develop into our world class player with the right guidance. The opportunity to work with Unai Emery will be a tempting proposition for the player as well.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are hoping to sign the player as well and they could use a quality winger this summer. It will be interesting to see if they can convince the player to join them despite not being able to offer him Champions League football. The Red Devils are one of the wealthiest clubs in the world and they will have the financial means to get the deal done.

It will be interesting to see how the situation develops over the next few weeks.

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