“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.” It’s a quote which well known and often used in relation to the beautiful game, with Yannick Bolasie’s current plight at Everton fitting the description perfectly.
Yannick left SE25 for Goodison Park back in the summer of 2016 and although the Eagles were handsomely compensated for his loss, the manner in which the wide-man went about getting his move away left a bad taste in the mouth for many of a red and blue persuasion.
The Toffees are undoubtedly a bigger pull for players than Palace, they have a rich history, a famous stadium and well founded ambitions of pushing themselves back into the top six but for Bolasie, the deal which saw him swap south London for Merseyside hasn’t worked out well at all. Admittedly, things could have been different if he hadn’t sustained a serious injury in the opening weeks of his time on their books but fast-forward three years and the DR Congo international’s career is in limbo, as he tweeted himself yesterday afternoon.
Seemingly angry at being excluded from Marco Silva’s match day squad against Wolves, Yala tweeted:
Rah man are out here playing with my career like LEGO 😒😤
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) September 1, 2019
It’s a message which was unlikely to be greeted warmly by the Everton faithful and predictably, he’s come in for all manner of stick in the hours which have followed. Loan spells away from Goodison have failed to light a fire under Bolasie in recent times but given this latest outburst, you’d assume both he and his employers will be looking to part ways sooner rather than later.
There have always been scattered suggestions from Palace supporters that we should consider re-signing Bolasie but for me, that ship has long since sailed. We knew his limitations when selling him and from a personal point of view, his attitude in the days leading up to the transfer did enough damage to ensure that a reunion won’t be looked at.