Why Michael Olise's transfer to Chelsea could be a bad move


Here is why the renewed transfer interest of Chelsea in signing Michael Olise in the June 2024 transfer window could be a bad move for the club.

Reports have confirmed that Chelsea have rekindled their interest in signing the Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise in the June 2024 transfer window and here is why this could be a bad move for the Blues.

Chelsea have made significant progress in their pursuit of Michael Olise as reports indicate that the club has verbally agreed to personal terms with the talented winger, for the second time showcasing their sustained interest and determination to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

The focus now shifts to negotiations with Crystal Palace regarding the structuring and scheduling of payments for Olise's release clause. This financial aspect is crucial, as Chelsea aims to finalize the terms and move closer to securing his signature. While a deal isn't imminent, Chelsea's proactive approach marks a substantial step forward in their efforts.

However, the situation remains fluid, with the possibility of competition from other clubs. Manchester United, in particular, has expressed keen interest in Olise, making them a serious contender. This competition adds complexity to Chelsea's pursuit, underscoring the urgency for Chelsea to expedite their negotiations and finalize the deal.

Why Olise's Chelsea move could be a mistake

Michael Olise has had what many will categorise an explosive 2023/2024 club football campaign with the French international recording a good number of goals and assists in the few games that he played for Crystal Palace. He would be an asset to any team but here is why his move to Chelsea might actually affect both him as a player and the club as well:

Micheal Olise's Injury reports

Michael Olise and Steve Parish
Michael Olise and Steve Parish [ Twitter/@FabrizioRomajo]

Chelsea have struggled with numerous cases of injuries so far since the new ownership took over. There has been a clear indicator that the scouting team have a pattern of signing players with injury concerns which end up getting more complicated at the club.

Michael Olise is a player who has been categorised as injury-prone as he has missed out on games for Crystal Palace with back-to-back injuries in the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 club football seasons.

These injuries have kept him out of the team for as long as two months with others taking 3 to 4 months of recovery as well. This is something many would expect Chelsea to avoid as they have battled major injury issues which was them missing out on key players for a huge part of the season.

A move for Olise raises this concern amongst fans as many can't help but wonder if we would have Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, or Wesley Fofana at their club once again.

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