Spurs Are Finally Ready To Stump Up £25 Million For Summer-Long Transfer Target

1 Posted by - August 15, 2015 - News

According to a report in The Mirror, the Yannick Bolasie transfer saga may not be quite over, thanks to the recent sale of Roberto Soldado. 

With the North Londoner’s having been keen on the DR Congo winger all summer, it seems as if the financial breathing room that Soldado’s move away has afforded them could prove pivotal in their pursuit of the exciting 26-year-old. 

The article states that Yannick himself is open to a move across the river, believing that it will provide him with a platform to establish himself as one of the top flight’s most consistently exciting performers for years to come. Whilst £25 million was laughed at by many of a Spurs persuasion when the summer began, their collective desire to land the Eagles man has only grown in the months since, leading many to believe that Daniel Levy is on the verge of pulling the trigger on an offer in line with Palace’s demands. 

It is always easy to allow sentiment to rule over sense when dealing with high-profile transfer fees, but in this instance, it’s clear to see why a sum so high would tempt Parish and his fellow directors into a sale, given what they paid for Yannick when bringing him to the club from Bristol City. As a return on their initial investment, anything above £20 million would make sound business sense, but from a footballing perspective, they would need to brace themselves for a possibly vociferous backlash from the terraces. 

In truth, the debates surrounding Bolasie amongst our own fanbase will rage on until the day he leaves the club, such is the conviction on both sides of the argument, but with limited time remaining in the current transfer window, the real discussion should be over whether or not we could find an adequate replacement for him, given the restraints on our budget. 

It’s a conundrum that I dare say both Steve Parish and Alan Pardew are wrestling with right now if Spurs’ apparent interest is serious, not that they’ll know for sure until they have sold Yannick and brought in a replacement. Given the delicate balance that currently exists within the squad, that isn’t a risk I would necessarily agree with us taking, but once a fee of such large proportions comes into play, the landscape is almost always open to change. 

We shall soon see if the story is just paper talk, but it does feel as though Spurs may be serious this time. 

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13 Comments

  • JOHNNY August 15, 2015 - 8:49 am Reply

    NO THANKYOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sharpy August 15, 2015 - 8:52 am Reply

    If £25 Millions offered he will go unless he’s going to sign a new deal with us. It would be great if he does sign a new deal but I get the impression he’s not going to, so that leaves the club with only one way to go if an offer of that size comes in. If our supporters give the board any stick over how this pans out they are not living in the real world, the board as they always do will do whats right for the club !

    • admin August 15, 2015 - 8:56 am Reply

      Indeed, Sharpy. It’s too much to turn down for him.

  • Richard C August 15, 2015 - 8:55 am Reply

    Whilst I would be gutted if we sell him, I think I would be prepared to accept £10m plus Townsend. The additional £10m would go very nicely towards a top quality centre half. Yannick is good but everyone has their price and if he was to have a poor season this year then his value would drop like a stone. Townsend has committed himself to Spurs but would drop down the order if Bolasie goes there so a swap plus cash would make sense to me. Be interested to hear a Spurs supporters thoughts on this?

    • admin August 15, 2015 - 8:57 am Reply

      I’d be happy to see that deal take place.

  • Roy August 15, 2015 - 9:08 am Reply

    if you listen carefully to Steve Parish’s long interview on Hol Radio recently, I am sure he referred to a “destabilizing” attempt when asked about Bolasie.

    It is always the Mirror stirring up this so called story then bloggers and others just curate the same stories whether they are truth, lies or simply clickbait, as well as supporting the betting companies. by maximising their profit on transfer bets. The same was done last summer to Bolasie only it is more intense this year

    • admin August 15, 2015 - 9:23 am Reply

      The thing is Roy, with the decline of paper circulation, this is the way in which news outlets make their money.

      We, as a source of Palace comment are obliged to do so when stories of this nature appear. It’s a horrible yet endless cycle.

  • Patnevin August 15, 2015 - 10:08 am Reply

    I don’t believe for one second we’ll be putting in a bid of that size. I don’t think we’ll be bidding at all. From what I read early in the window, feelers were put out and your board told ours it would take a huge bid to get them to the table. Everything since has been paper rubbish and bored bloggers. If we’re to use the Soldado money towards anything coming in, it’ll be a striker. We’re now left with just Kane so are more wanting in that position than out wide where we have Lamela, Chadli, Townsend and players such as Eriksen, Pritchard who can play there at a push.

    I love what Palace have done. Going from bookies fav’ for the drop to a team that could threaten the Europa places. I rate Bolasie and if we were sorted up top wouldn’t mind us having him but at the same time he’s a potent weapon in your system so hope you hang onto him.

    • Jel August 15, 2015 - 10:25 am Reply

      Decent well balanced opinion of a difficult situation all round.

  • Oz August 15, 2015 - 10:49 am Reply

    very excited when I hear Townsend’s name floating around the Bolasie story! Young and he has caps (and goals) for England! It’s certainly a fine way to say goodbye to Yannick (If we have to)

  • Marco August 15, 2015 - 12:16 pm Reply

    Can’t see Levy paying anything about 15 mil. Besides, why on earth would we pay that kind of money when for 12-15mil we could land Yarmolenko. I really don’t understand why we haven’t moved for him, or why we didn’t move for Shaqiri. We always seem to go for either unknowns or way overpriced. Surely a big, pacey, skillful winger with great goal and assist rates for club and country and who’s versatile should be a priority. Yarmolenko is the man!.. But know Spurs we’ll pass on him and then buy him ni 2-3 years when his price has double or triples.. Yawn.. Come on Levy. Pull your finger out!!!!

  • Robert August 15, 2015 - 2:33 pm Reply

    Personally i wouldn’t want to see Bolasie leave Palace for any club no matter what the price may be, Palace have to learn to keep hold of all their good players if they are serious about building on their recent Premiership success. Bolasie also needs to be very careful if he thinks his future lies with Spurs, there have been a number of Palace players who have had their heads turned in the past by Spurs and have gone on to under achieve.

    • admin August 17, 2015 - 3:56 pm Reply

      See Mr John Bostock…

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