VIDEO: Sky Sports News Covers Everton’s Record Breaking Bid For Bolasie

1 Posted by - August 9, 2016 - News, Video

Four years after he arrived at the club from Bristol City, Yannick Bolasie looks all set to leave Selhurst Park in a record-breaking transfer to Ronald Koeman’s Everton. 

This video report from Sky Sports News offers the exact details surrounding the DR Congo international’s proposed move. 

Although Yannick has only signed a new contract at Selhurst Park within the last year or so, the Toffees, fresh from receiving well in excess of £40 million for the sale of John Stones to Manchester City, are now prepared to obliterate their previous transfer record to take the wide man to Merseyside. 

Whilst there has been a predictably large number of emotional meltdowns on social media regarding Yannick’s seemingly imminent departure from South London, very few Palace fans are claiming that the club’s owners are wrong for taking the bid Everton have put on the table most recently, with many happily admitting that, despite their sadness, we have unquestionably got the better end of the bargain. 

No one who has watched Bolasie closely during his time in SE25 would deny that he has the ability to pull off some of the most flabbergasting moments of individual brilliance when the mood takes him, but amongst that, we’ve also had to endure an insane amount of frustration over his inability to replicate his best moments on anything like a regular enough basis.

His game is one which is based on unpredictability, but the characteristic that happens to be his biggest strength is also his most glaring weakness, which, if he’s not careful, could present a problem when being watched by the more expectant Goodison Park crowd. 

None of us were particularly enamoured by the idea of letting a player who has been such a frequent presence in the first-team for four years leave this summer, but when you are offered the sort of sums being thrown around in the Sky Sports News report featured above, it becomes foolish to even entertain the idea of saying no. 

He’ll go with our best wishes, that’s for sure. 

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10 Comments

  • Ben August 9, 2016 - 11:51 pm Reply

    So looking at facts ie actual minutes played he has scored or assisted 1 in 3 games punch 1 in 6 and zaha 1 in 10 find me a replacement winger who will join us with that ratio for less then 30 million sounds to me palac had no intention of keeping bolasie and signing benteke so go ahead find me one, the stats don’t lie berhinio no assists as a no 10 and playing as a winger and no 10 combined he averages a goal or a assist 1 in 5 and he’s 25 million ! Sako West Ham was even worse I in 6 ,and he was 15 million sort of throws up the question gayle actual minutes 1 goal in 3 sold for only ten million , now reported we will get a Everton throw away striker on loan with option to buy 13 million his ratio u don’t even want to know where’s the money gone palace ? People when reporting should get things statistically correct otherwise it’s just a load of dribble and politics, where’s the money gone palace, it was proved the championship squad couldn’t cope when bolasie got injured at Christmas couldn’t cope why are we keeping match jedinack lee chong ! Put your handin your pocket place

    • admin August 10, 2016 - 5:56 am Reply

      Townsend.. He cost us £13 million and has three times the amount of end product Yannick’s ever shown.

  • Bob August 10, 2016 - 4:58 am Reply

    Whenever you post a link it doesn’t work on mobile, never has.

    Makes a change you not click baiting.

    You love your commas, don’t you? Lol

    • admin August 10, 2016 - 6:01 am Reply

      If you open the article in safari or “desktop mode” and turn the phone landscape, it should solve it.

      As for “click baiting” and my use of commas, there’s no need to leave comments digging me out when I spend hours upon hours of my own time writing articles that thousands read.

      Next time, if you’re going to have a pop at someone’s grammar, try not to end your statement with “Lol” it sort of takes the edge of your self-given status as a a master of the English language.

    • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh August 10, 2016 - 9:27 am Reply

      If you believe, wrongly i might add, that HLTCO has bad grammar, wait until Richard leaves a reply!

      I would love to read some of your work Bob. Please link me to some content you have done that hundreds/thousands read AND has the subjectively correct amount of commas.

      • admin August 10, 2016 - 10:39 am Reply

        Haha! Top man, Jose!

        Bob has obviously had a glittering literary career… I’m waiting patiently to hear all about it.

        • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh August 10, 2016 - 11:35 am Reply

          Bob’s lack of response suggests the only literature he currently has is a manual on how to put himself back in his box.

          It is better to have done something and be criticised than to do nothing for fear of criticism. Your blog is one of the few CPFC ones i read due to the vast amount of well written content. Keep up the good work because a lot of Palace fans read your posts every day.

          • admin August 10, 2016 - 2:13 pm

            Will do, mate.

            (Notice the comma.)

  • willsy August 10, 2016 - 7:11 am Reply

    Bolassie will be a good addition to the Everton team. At 25m rising to around £30m ish the money on offer was too good for Palace to turn down and I guess you can do a bit of manouvring in the transfer market with that. I understand your view that he can be inconsistent, however the hope is that inconsistency can be ironed out under Koeman.

    He’ll give us what we’ve been missing, which is that bit of unpredictability you refer to, as we have become a bit predictable in the final 3rd. Plus it’ll mean 2 things, 1) he wont rip us apart twice a season and 2) he’ll be on our side to tear Liverpool a new one in the derby’s !

    • admin August 10, 2016 - 7:12 am Reply

      Haha! Fair points all, Willsy. Enjoy him, on his day, you can honestly feel as though he’s the best winger in the world.

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