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Romano confirms Man Utd want to sign £60m French attacker

Manchester United have fully approved a move for Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise this summer, but they will likely face competition for his services.

The Frenchman had an injury-plagued season with the Eagles, but he still bagged ten goals and six assists from 19 appearances in all competitions.

Olise has been linked with United, and Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that the club has approved a move (h/t The United Stand).

He said: “Michael Olise is 100% approved internally, across the new footballing department. There will be competition for him this summer, which may not make any deal for him a quick one.”

Olise could solve United’s right-wing concern

The Red Devils are likely to prioritise a new right winger this summer.

Antony has been a huge disappointment since he arrived from Ajax. The Brazilian netted just one goal in the Premier League this season.

Jadon Sancho is completely out of favour under manager Erik ten Hag after his fallout. He is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund and could be sold soon.

Alejandro Garnacho has had decent success in the position with four goals and two assists from 16 games this season, but he looks more menacing from the left flank.

Olise would be a perfect solution for United. He tallied 16 goal contributions in 19 league outings despite missing half of the season with hamstring injuries.

He has also excelled at winning challenges. Olise won five duels per game while completing more than two dribbles.

He currently has a £60 million release clause, but a deal won’t be straightforward.

Aside from the competition, Palace could reportedly have a say on the player’s future and decide which club can activate the buy-out figure to sign him.

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