OFFICIAL: Bayern Munich announce signing of Michael Olise

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 8 Jul 2024 03:24 CDT
  • 3 min read
Michael Olise, Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have officially completed the signing of Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.

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The Frenchman has signed a five-year deal at the Allianz Arena, with Bayern paying a reported €60 million for his services.

The Bundesliga giants have fought off competition from Chelsea and Manchester United to land Olise, who was wanted by numerous Premier League clubs.

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The 22-year-old scored 10 goals and provided six assists in just 19 league appearances last season, and played a key role as Palace enjoyed a late renaissance under Oliver Glasner.

Olise told the official Bayern website: “The talks with FC Bayern were very positive, and I’m very happy to now be playing for such a big club.

“It's a great challenge, and that's exactly what I was looking for. I want to prove myself at this level and play my part in ensuring that we win as many titles as possible with our team in the coming years.”

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Christoph Freund, Bayern’s sporting director, added: “Michael is quick, tricky, a goal threat and very versatile in attack. His goals and assists stats are already outstanding.

“At the age of 22, Michael is already very advanced, but is also hungry and still has a lot of potential. Fans come to the stadium to see players like Michael Olise.”

Olise has become Bayern’s eighth summer signing following a busy start to the window. Vincent Kompany’s side have notably already signed Hiroki Ito from Stuttgart, Bryan Zaragoza from Granada and Eric Dier from Tottenham Hotspur.

In addition, Nestory Irankunda (Adelaide United), Gibson Nana Adu and Maurice Krattenmacher (both Unterhaching) have also joined the club.

Michael Olise has joined Bayern Munich
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Jamal Musiala welcomes Michael Olise

Current Bayern star Jamal Musiala has admitted that he is excited by the prospect of playing with Olise next season.

The Germany international told Maximilian Koch: “We used to play together in Chelsea academy, it was nice!

“He’s super talented, his skills are excellent. He has scored many goals at Palace so… I’m happy that he’s joining Bayern.”

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