Nigerian-born teenager Michael Olise released by Chelaea now worth £40m
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Nigerian-born teenager Michael Olise released by Chelaea now worth £40m

Michael Olise is currently turning heads in England and his good form has reportedly made him a £40m player.

The 18-year-old attacking player who currently plays for Reading has assisted 6 goals in the Championship so far this season.

Michael Akpovie Olise who is of Nigerian descent started his career at Chelsea but was released by the London club.

He was also released by Manchester City before joining Reading in 2018 where his stock has risen.

His form has attracted praise from former former Reading defender Matt Mills said: “For a player of that age and quality, you’ve got to say he’s worth £30m-£40m now.”

With the transfer window opening in January, there’s no doubt Olise will attract interest from top clubs and bestsportsbooks.co.

His manager Paunović was full of praise for the teenager’s performance against Forest.

“Yes, he’s very talented,” he said. “In Michael we have seen a lot of progress this year. He is getting more minutes and competition and surrounded by a very good team – a group of leaders.

“Experienced guys and younger ones are supporting him, providing him with a structure and the way we play enables him to shine in games like today.

“But we also know with young players it’s about getting the consistency and maturity to compete on the same level in every single game.

“That’s something that will come over time and we’ll enjoy his talent when he is at his best delivering for the team.”

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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