Ligue 1 champions Lille will jostle with top European clubs for the service of promising Nigeria midfielder Michael Olise, according to the report from TEAMtalk.

The Nigerian midfielder had a fantastic season with Reading in the Championship. Olise contributed to nineteen league goals for the Royals, scoring seven goals and provided twelve assists.

READING, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Reading’s Michael Olise in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Huddersfield Town at Madejski Stadium on July 7, 2020 in Reading, England. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport/Getty Images)

Due to this performance, the former Chelsea youngster has been taunted by several clubs in Europe. Among the clubs that have shown interest in signing him are Chelsea, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, and Leeds United.

According to the report, Lille are the latest club attracted to the young midfielder, they and other suitors have been given a huge boost with Reading’s failure to promote to the Premier League.

Born in Hammersmith, Olise joined the Championship side from Manchester City in 2016. He was promoted to the first team after three impressive seasons with the reserve team.

Reading finished seventh on the Championship table with seventy points from forty-six games.


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