Michael Olise joins Bayern Munich: ‘Robbery’ replaced?

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22-year old attacking midfielder Michael Olise successfully completed his move to Bayern Munich from Crystal Palace on 7th July 2024. The Frenchman was exceptional for Crystal Palace this campaign, attracting top clubs.

Olise’s contributions would help the Eagles finish in the top half of the table, securing the 10th position. Palace would manage to garner 49 points throughout the league campaign. Palace bought Olise from Reading for £8.37 million, triggering his release clause.

Subsequently, the midfielder would become one of the youngest goal scorers ever for the Eagles. He would also become the youngest player to register 3 assists from open play in a Premier League match. Moreover, Olise would be the first player in the Eagles’ history to provide 10 assists in a single league campaign. Chelsea were close on securing a move for Olise in 2023. However, the 22-year old would end up extending with Crystal Palace instead.

Michael Olise would suffer a serious hamstring injury in February 2024. However, he would make a splendid recovery in April. Furthermore, he would put in incredible shifts for the Eagles. Olise would end the season with 10 goals and 6 assists in 19 appearances!

Top Premier League clubs, other than Chelsea, including Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United were in the race for signing the 22-year old. Although, Vincent Kompany’s Bayern Munich would end up signing the Frenchman!

Bayern splurge £50 million for Michael Olise!

Bayern Munich had problems of their own in the previous season. The Bavarians would win the Bundesliga for a record 11-years in a row from 2013. However, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen would end Bayern’s dominance and in some style. Leverkusen would clinch the Meisterschale unbeaten!

Moreover, Bayern would go trophyless this season. Real Madrid would knock them out in the semi finals of the Champions League. Furthermore, their DFB Pokal exploits were up to no good either. Additionally, the Bavarians would end up finishing 3rd on the Bundesliga table!

Bayern are starting a new era as they wish to turn over a new leaf. Former Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has already joined as the new manager. Subsequently, Bayern would confirm Michael Olise signing as part of their ongoing rebuild.

Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United were also in serious contention for the midfielder. However, Bayern would edge out on the deal, securing the Frenchman. Olise will be keen to hit the ground running at the Allianz Arena.

Olise and Musiala: The new ‘Robbery’?

Michael Olise and Jamal Musiala could be the new destructive duo for Bayern Munich replacing the ‘Robbery’. Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben (‘Robbery’) would constitute to form a deadly duo on the flanks for Bayern. The legendary duo would be crucial for Bayern’s continental success and domestic dominance in recent years.

Michael Olise could be crucial for Bayern. Especially, considering the decline of star players like Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane. Olise could bring a new sense of creativity and set Harry Kane up for poaching goals.

In addition, Musiala scored three goals to help Germany win the EURO 2024! With Musiala and Olise both gaining momentum, they might team together to bring back the glory of the “Robbery” era at the Allianz Arena.

Olise and Musiala had also previously shared the pitch as young youngsters at the Chelsea Academy. In addition, Musiala would praise Olise, saying:

“He’s super talented, his skills are excellent”.

Bayern will hope that Michael Olise settles in soon and can live up to his potential as the Bavarians look to restore glory days. Vincent Kompany will be keen to fit Olise into the starting XI. Bayern will be eyeing silverware with Olise move now secured!

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