VIDEO: Jake Humphrey Cracks Up Live On Air At Everton’s £30M Bolasie Bid

2 Posted by - August 10, 2016 - News, Video

News of Yannick Bolasie’s imminent transfer to Everton broke yesterday afternoon, prompting BT Sport’s Jake Humphrey to unashamedly laugh at the fee Palace are receiving for the winger whilst live on air. 

This video shows Humphrey bursting into joyous laughter after stating that Everton will be paying £30 million for Yannick Bolasie. 

Having turned down a bid of £18 million from the Toffees on Monday evening, Palace were in a far more agreeable mood when Ronald Koeman and co. (no doubt buoyed by the bumper payment they’d just secured for John Stones) returned to them on Tuesday lunchtime with an offer of £25 million, rising to a possible £30 million in due course; a sum which left the aforementioned Humphrey unable to control his laughter whilst hosting BT Sport’s live coverage of Real Madrid V Sevilla yesterday night. 

There are plenty who will suggest that the new TV deal Premier League clubs have been awarded with this summer has acted as a catalyst for such ridiculous transfer fees, but when you consider that Alan Pardew and Steve Parish were able to bring England international Andros Townsend into the squad for some £17 million less than the reported Bolasie fee a matter of weeks ago, you are left thinking that Everton have been well and truly played by the Palace board. 

Clearly, despite displaying a usually impressive sense of professionalism when broadcasting live to the national, the sums involved were too astronomical for Humphrey to stop himself, flanked by Michael Owen on the punditry table beside him, from letting out a child-like giggle at the heights Everton had willingly scaled to land their man. 

You will struggle to find a Palace fan who is completely made up at the idea of Bolasie moving onto pastures new, but for £30 million, you’d have to be a special strain of blinkered to suggest that the deal represents anything other than stellar business on the part of our football club, particularly when you consider what it should pave the way for in terms of incomings over the next few days. 

I think I speak for almost all of us when I say that Jake Humphrey have summed up the thoughts of vast swathes of the Palace fan-base with his reaction to the news of Everton’s bid for Bolasie in the video attached above. 

It’s bound to make you smile. Enjoy. 

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  • Sharpy August 10, 2016 - 5:55 am Reply

    Love Bolasie and will hate seeing him playing for someone else but rip Evertons hand of with that deal as quick as we can !!!!!!!

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

      Precisely my thoughts, mate!

  • Get with it August 10, 2016 - 6:30 am Reply

    Media cracking up at their own media rumours, when Bolassie is in an Everton shirt I will believe it. The 89tb player Everton have been linked with this season……

  • Billy August 10, 2016 - 6:39 am Reply

    Jake Humphreys is the worst sports journalist ive ever known. I’d be surprised if he’s ever kicked a football in his sheltered, wool life

  • Richard C August 10, 2016 - 7:34 am Reply

    The money is irrelevant as premier league prices are such that it will still be one player out and one player in. I still don’t think we should be selling one of our best players and strengthening the opposition in doing so.

    Other people are saying it’s great business and comparing it to AJ going to Everton, however you have to remember that we were never able to replace AJ and look what happened to his career as a result of that move.

  • Richard N August 10, 2016 - 9:50 am Reply

    Bolasie is a great talent, but if we get Benteke – with the potential for 20 to 30 goals a season instead – with the added bonus of not spending any money overall, then I’m all up for that. Plus this Oumar Niasse I reckon just got unlucky in his move to Everton – I like his attitude, could be a decent backup for Wickham/Benteke..

    • admin August 10, 2016 - 10:41 am Reply

      Here’s hoping, Richard!

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