Michael Olise Joins Bayern Munich In €60m Deal From Crystal Palace

Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Michael Olise from Crystal Palace for €60m.

Jul 7, 2024 - 21:37
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Michael Olise Joins Bayern Munich In €60m Deal From Crystal Palace

The French forward has signed a five-year contract at the Allianz Arena despite interest from the likes of Chelsea and Newcastle United.

Olise spent three years at Selhurst Park, making 90 appearances and scoring 16 goals with 25 assists.

The 22-year-old will play for France at the 2024 Olympic games later this month.

"The talks with FC Bayern were very positive, and I'm very happy to now be playing for such a big club," said Olise.

"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."

Bayern sporting director Max Eberl said: "Michael Olise is a player who can make the difference and attracted great interest with his style of play.

"We want new impetus in our team, new energy, new ideas - that's what players like Michael Olise stand for.

"During the talks, he quickly signalled that he really wanted to join FC Bayern. We're very much looking forward to him. He will enrich our game."

Palace chairman Steve Parish said: "We are hugely proud of what Michael has achieved at Crystal Palace, a club where he has developed greatly as a player.

"We respect his desire to further test himself at the highest level of world football, and I would like to personally wish him the very best for his next adventure with Bayern Munich in Germany which I'm sure we will all follow closely."

Olise posted on X: "Thank you to everyone at Crystal Palace. Thankful for the journey that I went through as a player at this club and the love that everyone has shown me since day one.

"Thanks to all the staff, players and especially to all the fans that have supported me I'll be forever grateful."