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Bayern Join Chase For Nigerian Midfielder Olise 

Bayern Join Chase For Nigerian Midfielder Olise 

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have joined the chase for Reading’s young Nigerian midfielder Michael Olise, TeamTalk reports.

The Champions League holders have joined the likes of PSG, Lyon, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus for Olise.

Bayern have already secured Royals left-back Omar Richards on a pre-contract, which will see him move to Bavaria on a free transfer. But they are not ready to stop there, with the highly-rated Olise now very much on their radar.

The 19-year-old can move to the continent for a nominal amount of compensation. However, given that he’s regarded as one of the top young midfielders in the country, he should fetch a decent fee.

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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.

However, both his former clubs are back in the market for him. It is revealed more than half the Premier League have told his representatives they would like to take him.

But with Reading demanding compensation of well over £10million, moving abroad could end up being an easier option.

Clubs may not want to risk a transfer tribunal, as that is what would be needed if any club interested cannot agree a deal with Reading.

Olise, who also saw team-mate Danny Loader join Porto last year, is open to the idea of moving abroad.

He was placed on standby for the Eagles ahead of their AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

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  • Unique 3 years ago

    Please NFF snap up this young talent before it gets out of hand. This young lad is the reason I forget Eze easily. I really hope he didn’t change his mind!

  • Next, he will come under the radar of the chief African talent poacher and destroyer, Gareth NorthPole. Or Germany will start investigating if he’s qualified to play for them through his great grandfather or great, great grand uncle. Lol. And of course, FIFA won’t waste time approving it. While it may take Nigeria 1 to 2 years to have a hope, it’s just 2 weeks for Germany to get a player switch career to them. Such equal treatment! Such fairness!

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Maybe you should talk to your country’s authorities, first about learning to keep their lips sealed till the process is almost completed b4 going to press about a player switching, secondly to add some efficiency into their internal admin. processes. Even other African countries get International switches done and dusted within 6 months. Munir El-Haddadi played his 1st game for Morrocco last 2 days after completing his switch from Spain. it was never in the news up until when it was completed. CIV also got another former France u21 defender and one of the brightest prospects in PSG, it wasnt a headline news until it was virtually signed and delivered. Your FA officials will go have dinner with a player they are “still trying to convince” and thereafter splash pictures all over twitter claiming he has switched allegiance even when a single letter has not been written to any authority in that respect.

      FIFA is not a jungle, where anything and everything goes, neither is it run by civil servants and politicians to whom professionalism and efficiency is haram. If you do the right things at the right times, you get the right results.

  • ChrisB 3 years ago

    It might interest you guys to know that getting a Nigerian passport is what is left to snap him up. He has stated clearly that he wants to play for Nigeria just like Ademola lookman of Fulham.

  • Olusegun.B. 3 years ago

    Ie hope they get his Nigerian passport as well as FIFA clearance as soon as possible so that he can play for us.

    Also Fikayo Tomori , I still feel that we need to reach him again with the opportunity of playing for the super Eagles. NFF do something about it

    • Patrator 3 years ago

      Leave that dude bro
      If he wants to play for Nigeria, he knows best what to do.

      Person wey hin matter dey funny me pass na that Adarabioyo…make we dey look dem

    • Shuma 3 years ago

      Thank gosh yall are not journalist, yall dont even read. I read a article with a interview with Fikayo. He basically stated he was having a tough decision of choosing between Canada or England, Nigeria was not even on his mind. People here think they know everything. And Lookman ain’t coming either, fake ass stories.

  • Peter highstar 3 years ago

    You guys should ask why it takes forever to get a Nigerian passport, 

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Exactly, almost everywhere you go around the world now they tell you there are no passport booklets and put you on a waiting list for 6 months plus. So how can FIFA approve you to play for Nigeria if you cant even prove (via your passport) that you are a Nigerian. FIFA itself have periodic times when it sits on International Alliegiance switch decisions, you miss the current period, then you have to wait for the next period 2 months after. Its terrible my brother.

    • Dr Banks 3 years ago

      Such a valid question my brother. If a whole Ministry of Sports and NFF cannot liase with the Nigeria Embassy in London to issue this young man a Nigerian Passport in 4 weeks in the National interest, then what are they useful for?
      I was even expecting them to invite him as a guest for this current matches so he can get the opportunity of obtaining his Passport locally while in the country.
      I just hope France will not continue trying to convince this talented boy to stick with them

  • Abdul handsy 3 years ago

    Seriously, I am not at all happy with the way this issue is being handled so far. No one even knows the faith yet… A player like Olise shouldn’t be on the standy list and yet about 3wks to the matches proper they couldn’t provide him a Nigerian passport..

    Is that a joke or what? Nigeria shouldn’t be in this kind of a mess, it is so disappointing! I can still remember, in 2017 when me and my friend went to the immigration office here in Abuja and we got the passport within 2-3 hours.

    What’s so special in the issuance of passport to a Nigerian intending player which I think shouldn’t had been a problem at all. And i just hope this issue of passport about Olise will not go smoke-off just like that of Ehizibue of FC cologne.

    I thought pinnick could play a footballing politics smarter than this mehn! If Nigeria eventually loose this guy, it is going to be an additional shame to had happened in the case of Abraham and Tomori.

    It is close to 2years now wee were told that Lookman, Ejaria and Ojo filed their papers for their respective international allegiance switch to Nigeria but we still haven’t heard anything concretely…

    I use this medium to call on Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the president of the Nigerian football federation to please see to this lingering issue about the Nigerian eligible players being unnecessarily delayed of their switch in court of FIFA…

    Get them switched as soon as possible for the sake of person like me Nigerian football aficionados

    Thank you sir.

    Give peace always if you want peace..

    • Bro, there’s no Nigerian passport booklet available anywhere in the world presently, because the Malaysian firm that’s handling it has temporarily stopped production since January. The Nigeria immigration service has run out of stock.

      The federal government is fighting a lost battle with the company, the bottom line is that the people in charge of our affairs in Nigeria are clueless

  • When you have fools running sports administration in Nigefia whereas we have ex sports men/women that will do better jobs than these morons we have at the moment, some probably sleep during meetings.

    • With the little we have seen especially from some of our ex-cricket players, there is no guarantee that they will do better if given the job of administering football in Nigeria.
      Sometimes I feel Nigerians are very docile. NFF is being run like a secret cult with little or no information to the public and nobody has been able to challenge this anomaly. All the players they told us that had started the change of nationality process for over two/three years……we are yet to be updated about them. Our matches are no longer televised.
      For so long the NFF have been opaque, autocratic and have treated the public less than beggars. Every day, we converge under the umbrella of this forum and come up with series of cogent points and recommendations that will make NFF do better. But it seems everything ends here. It doesn’t get across to the men in the ‘glass house’.
      Does it mean we don’t have people who are in Nigeria, who can meet these people face to face and demand a better deal from them.

  • Michael Biodun 3 years ago

    What does it takes to do a Nigeria passport for this great talent.
    Please (NFF),be smart about this.

  • How about lookman, dat guy will be as impactful as victor moses.

    NFF is dulling with this lookman case

  • I think the young man wants to represent Nigeria otherwise he would have played for either france or England in the u21 euro championship like eze, noni etc It may take a little time to get him sorted out but at the end I hope it will be worth the wait. I also hope the likes of ademola lookman and torunigha will also join the Super Eagles. Their inclusion along with olise will help add more quality to major department in the team.

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