David Ornstein has previously reported that Palace are set to offer the 20-year-old improved terms in a bid to fend off interest from elsewhere (The Athletic).
Now an exclusive report from NUFC Blog revealed that the France U21 international has been added to the list of names ‘under consideration’ at Tyneside.
Towards the end of Olise’s maiden Premier League campaign The Times claimed that his current Eagles deal contains a £35m release clause while it has since been reported that a renewed contract with a £50m buyout fee was ‘close’.
The left-footed attacker signed until 2026 when he made the £8m switch from Reading an appears to have gained admirers during his first season at Selhurst Park and Cook has reiterated that the club are trying to stave off potential suitors.
How much would you want for Olise?
(4:02)” There are, I believe, ongoing talks between ourselves and Michael Olise in relation to a new contract that would see him sign another five-year extension with a very much inflated release clause in it, something north of £50m.”
TIF Thoughts on Olise and Crystal Palace…
Hailed as a ‘special talent’ by his manager Patrick Vieira, the boss is sure to be relieved that his employers are working to keep one of his most influential players at the club and at least if the worst-case scenario does arise he will receive a suitable figure to reinvest in his squad.
The £19.8m-rated starlet only started 12 Premier League games last season yet recorded three or more assists than anyone else in the squad with eight while only Conor Gallagher and Wilfried Zaha bettered his tally of 12 goal contributions.
He ranks in the top 5% among his positional peers for progressive carries per 90 minutes over the past year in Europe’s top five leagues and European competitions (Fbref) and is also in the top 13% when it comes to blocks with 1.74 highlighting his work off the ball too.
It is perhaps no wonder that he is attracting interest and those at SE25 will be hoping that they can enjoy his services for another while.