Yannick Bolasie has, in a relatively short space of time, seen his reputation rocket.
A man acquired by Crystal Palace for just £500,000 in the summer of 2012 is suddenly being linked with a multi-million pound move during the January transfer window.
Liverpool, having found themselves on the receiving end of the winger’s talents this season, are reported to be leading the chase.
Palace have understandably been quick to curb the exit rumours, with Neil Warnock reluctant to part with a prized asset for any price.
There is also a feeling with the Eagles ranks that Bolasie is not yet the finished article and that an extended stay at Selhurst Park can help to take him on another level.
His creative ability is without question, but adding an end product to his game remains a work in progress.
That, though, is an area the 25-year-old is working hard to improve, according to his club colleague Scott Dann.
He said in the Croydon Advertiser: “Speaking to him after the (Tottenham Hotspur) game, I think he wants to chip in with a few more goals. I just said it’s one step at a time as he’s improving week in, week out.
“When he’s on form like that, he’s unstoppable. It doesn’t matter who he plays against, there’s no one who can stop him on that type of form.
“He’s a big threat for us but it’s good he still wants to improve. If he can get some goals then we’ll have a great player on our hands.
“People might be bit harsh on him but he does know what he’s doing. He is so difficult to play against and he’s showing that. If he can keep that level of performance up, we’ve got a player who can cause the other team a lot of problems.”
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Bolasie has mustered just one goal so far this season, in a 3-2 victory over Everton back in September.
It is clearly an area he can work on, having never weighed in heavily from the flanks throughout his career.
He will need to add that threat to his game if he is to become a top-level performer in the Premier League, with the best in the business able to bring a bit of everything to the collective cause.