Aug 17, 2023, 5:58 pm ET in EPL
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Olise Commits to Crystal Palace Amid Chelsea Interest

Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise has chosen loyalty over transfer as he pens a new four-year contract extension with the club, rejecting advances from Chelsea.

The deal rejection shocked Chelsea; in spite of Chelsea’s efforts to secure the 21-year-old winger by activating his £35 million release clause, Michael Olise has turned down the transfer offer and committed to Crystal Palace by signing an extended contract.

In a boost for the Eagles, the EPL player’s contract extension stands as a testament to his commitment to the club. The decision comes after Chelsea expressed interest in the young talent, as did Manchester City earlier in the summer window.

Praises All-Around

Chairman Steve Parish shared the exciting EPL news on social media, celebrating Olise’s choice to remain with Crystal Palace. Manager Roy Hodgson echoed the sentiment, hailing the outcome as the “best possible news.”

Michael Olise joined Crystal Palace from Reading in 2021 and made a mark last season with 11 assists in the Premier League, a feat that earned him the title of Crystal Palace Players’ Player of the Season. Despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester City, Olise has chosen to continue his journey with the Eagles.

Possible Legal Action Against Chelsea

Reports had surfaced about possible legal action by Crystal Palace against Chelsea for their approach towards Olise. However, despite the potential legal tussle, Olise’s decision to extend his contract and stay loyal to the Eagles remains the highlight of the situation.

With Olise’s decision to stay put, Chelsea seems to have moved on to other targets, reportedly engaging in discussions with Nottingham Forest regarding Brennan Johnson.

This unexpected twist not only emphasizes Olise’s commitment to Crystal Palace but also showcases the power of player choice in the world of football transfers.

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