It wouldn’t be a deadline day without some drama at Leeds United.
The French U18 international has already made a big impact on the senior game despite only being a teenager. He has appeared 32 times for Reading, including four outings this season that have seen him rack up three goal contributions as the Royals got off to the perfect start to the season, picking up 12 points from a possible 12.
Olise certainly looks to be a talented player, and the fact that he has France U18 caps shows just how highly-rated he is, but aside from his talent, he has another quality that will make potentially make him a Bielsa favourite.
Olise is incredibly versatile being able to play as either an attacking or defensive midfielder as well as on either flank, and that is a trait that Bielsa values extremely highly.
Just look at how much Bielsa loves Stuart Dallas, the Northern Irishman can play in so many positions, anywhere across the midfield and at either full-back spot, and that versatility aided him towards starting 45 out of 46 games last season.
The £4.05m-rated ace is like an attacking version of Dallas, he’s a swiss army knife of a footballer who can be deployed in almost any attacking role as well as in the midfield.
At just 18 he’s a player that Bielsa could mould into anything he wants, and his offensive output so far this season certainly suggests that he has what it takes to become a Premier League player, with his one goal and two assists in four games helping Reading into the automatic promotion spots in the early knockings of the season.
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