Bayern Munich Eye Massive Move for Top Nigerian Super Footballer Playing in England

Bayern Munich Eye Massive Move for Top Nigerian Super Footballer Playing in England

- Michael Olise may be on his way to Bayern Munich at the end of the season

- The German giants are interested in the signing of the Nigerian midfielder

- Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are also interested in his signature

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Nigerian midfielder Michael Olise who currently plays for English club Reading has reportedly emerged as summer transfer target for reigning world champions Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich have however joined the likes of Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon and AC Milan in the race to sign the Nigerian footballer.

Olise is a French youth international who is also still wanted by England, but he is out-of-contract at the Madejski Stadium this summer and has told the club he is not going to sign a new deal.

The teenager spent time with Manchester City and Chelsea as a young player before joining Reading’s youth system.

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Playing for Bayern Munich will be a great achievement for Michael Olise considering the records the German champions have.

Olise was born in England to a Nigerian father, and French-Algerian mother and is eligible to represent France, Algeria, England, and Nigeria internationally.

On 27 May 2019, Olise was called up to the France U18 for the 2019 Toulon Tournament.

Olise made his debut on 2 June 2019, against Qatar U23. In March 2021, Olise was named as a standby for the Nigeria squad taking part in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

Michael Olise.
Michael Olise in action for Reading in the Championship. Photo by James Williamson
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu thanked Nigerians following his late strike that sunk the Squirrels of Benin right in their backyard in Porto-Novo

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the AFCON 2021 showpiece in Cameroon as Onuachu headed home a rebound after a goal-mouth scramble to help his side win 1-0 away from home.

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Nigerians had blasted Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for failing to include the Genk striker in the squad despite him scoring 27 goals so far for his club this season.

However, following COVID-19 restrictions which put the availability of some players as uncertain, Rohr finally invited Onuachu for the matches, and he responded well scoring the lone goal in Porto-Novo.

Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi has tested positive for coronavirus and will out of final qualifying encounter against Lesotho on Tuesday, March 30.

Source: Legit

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