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Wolves may end up having some regrets over Michael Olise after 2020 transfer link

Wolves are in decent place right now in terms of wingers.

Bruno Lage has some pretty strong options to field in those wide areas.

Adama Traore may be out of the picture for now, but there is still Daniel Podence, Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto.

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Francisco Trincao hasn’t really lived up to the hype since signing on loan from Barcelona, and may not earn a permanent transfer to Molineux.

But there’s also young Chiquinho, who looks a real livewire.

The future does looks bright and there could well be more additions this summer.

But there is one wide player Wolves might have signed but didn’t, who is now looking like he could become the real deal.

2021/22 is proving to be a strong season for Michael Olise down at Crystal Palace, with the star having gotten plenty of opportunities under Patrick Vieira.

Olise joined Palace from Reading for £8 million back in July (Sky Sports), after he had actually been linked with Wolves.

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The Reading Chronicle had reported in October 2020 that Olise was on Wanderers’ radar, as well as Arsenal’s and Leeds United’s.

One of those clubs actually made a bid of over £5 million for the starlet.

But it was Palace who won the race for Olise, and he looks like he has the potential to be special.

So far this season, Olise has scored four goals and made eight assists across all competitions.

He’s made 26 appearances, so he’s making a goal contribution almost every couple of games. That is highly impressive considering this is his first season with a top-flight club.

Michael Olise may leave Wolves with some regrets later down the line

Right now, Wolves are in a fairly healthy position with regards to their wide forwards.

But there is no denying what a special talent Olise is and how much potential he has.

He ranks highly among Europe’s top U21 creators, and has already been likened to Riyad Mahrez and Arjen Robben (Sky Sports)

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He just seems to play with lots of confidence and has a real direct style.

He is capable of playing on either wing or as a number 10, and he is already on the radars of Gareth Southgate and some top European clubs.

Time will tell, but Wolves may ultimately wish they had pushed a bit harder for Olise.