Crystal Palace have announced the signing of attacking midfielder Michael Olise from Reading.
The 19-year-old, who will wear the No 7 shirt, has agreed a five-year deal and becomes Patrick Vieira’s first signing since being appointed as Palace’s new manager.
“It’s a big moment - Premier League football. It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here. Good players, a good manager, so I’m ready to start,” Olise told the club’s official website.
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“We have the tools in our football club to make him a better player, and we’ve known him quite well because he’s a player the football club have been following for a long time," Vieira added.
"I think it is important to refresh the squad, to bring some new faces, to bring young talent here, and this is a really good signing for us.”
After scoring seven goals in 46 appearances last season, Olise was named EFL Young Player of the Season and was included in both the Championship Team of the Season as well as the PFA's Championship Team of the Year.
Olise will hope to make his Premier League debut when Crystal Palace travel to Chelsea on Saturday 14 August.