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Man Utd interested in signing Michael Olise but his release clause is complicated

Manchester United are one of the clubs interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise this summer, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.

The Red Devils could sign a new wide attacker during the upcoming transfer window and Ornstein reports that Olise is one of the players on the club’s wishlist.

The Frenchman currently has a release clause worth £60 million in his contract, but Ornstein claims that it could be ‘complicated’ to sign the highly-rated forward.

Olise will not depart unless the deal is right for him and Palace. The clause is not ‘straightforward’ and a club can’t just pay the fee to secure his signature.

Olise would be a risky signing with his injury record

The France Under-21 international has had a tough time with injuries since last summer.

He initially picked up a hamstring injury in pre-season and has since suffered two recurrences of the same problem.

Despite this, he has had a good campaign for Palace with 10 goals and five assists from just 18 outings.

Olise would be a quality signing for the right wing role at United which remains up for grabs.

Alejandro Garnacho has played in the position, but he has been more effective from the left flank.

Meanwhile, Antony has been disappointing in the role while Amad has only recently got his chance.

Olise would be an ideal fit, considering he has pace, quick dribbling skills and can make goal contributions.

£60m seems a fair value for a player of his potential, but United may still need to be wary of his injury record lately.

The Red Devils signed Mason Mount from Chelsea last summer on the back of an injury-plagued campaign for him.

Mount has had a forgettable debut season with persistent injury issues and he has barely made an impact for the club thus far.

This is a warning sign for United, should they make their move for Olise. He has been absent for 58 per cent of Palace’s games this term.

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