Crystal Palace sign Michael Olise from Reading

Crystal Palace have signed Super Eagles invitee Michael Olise from Championship side Reading.

The 19-year-old midfielder scored seven league goals last season and becomes the club’s first signing under new manager Patrick Vieira.

He has signed a five-year deal at Selhurst Park and has moved for an undisclosed fee – which is a record sale for Reading.

“It’s a big moment – Premier League football,” he said.

“It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here. Good players, a good manager, so I’m ready to start.”

New boss Vieira said: “I spoke to him about which part of his game he has to keep developing and working on.

“I explained to him that Palace is the right place for him to step into the Premier League: that we have the tools in our football club to make him a better player.

“We’ve known him quite well because he’s a player the football club have been following for a long time.”