Why Crystal Palace should reject any Liverpool approach for Yannick Bolasie

Liverpool are apparently targeting Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie this summer.

The Daily Mirror have suggested that Liverpool will offer Rickie Lambert plus cash to Crystal Palace in exchange for Yannick Bolasie, but the Eagles should reject any approach.

Bolasie has been one of the stand-out players in the top-flight this season and it is no surprise that he is being linked with a move away, but Palace need to keep hold of the winger.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international is an almost unique talent in the Premier League, with his direct style making him a huge threat to defences across the division, and Palace should not consider any sort of swap deal.

Lambert may have been a decent Premier League striker, but there have to be question marks over whether he would enhance Palace's team at this moment in time.

The target-man is reaching the twilight of his career and, after spending a year on the sidelines since moving to Liverpool, it will be a challenge for him to rediscover the form he showed at Southampton.

Palace already have the likes of Glenn Murray and Dwight Gayle in their squad and, although they will look to add more forward-thinking quality this summer, Lambert doesn't look like a player to add much to Alan Pardew's current team.

As a result, Liverpool using him as a sweetener in any deal for Bolasie hardly serves as a tempting proposition and Palace would be wise to reject any approach that they receive. 

Bolasie has a big future at Selhurst Park and he can be a player that the club build around for the years ahead, making him an asset that Palace have to do everything to protect this summer. 

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