Crystal Palace's Julian Speroni ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Liverpool target Yannick Bolasie’s £40m price tag was met

Speroni believes Crystal Palace’s Yannick Bolasie is worth the £40 million price tag put on him by Alan Pardew.

Speaking to the Croydon Advertiser, Speroni has admitted that he would not be surprised if a club did come in with an exceptional offer for star winger Bolasie this summer.

The veteran goalkeeper said: “£40m? Nothing surprises me, why not? I wouldn't be surprised if someone offered that kind of money for him.”

Bolasie has enjoyed a solid season in the Premier League this team, although it is only in the last few weeks that he has truly come into his own. Allowed to prosper in the ultra-attacking system utilised by Alan Pardew, he netted his first hat-trick in the 4-1 victory over Sunderland a few weeks ago.

It was after this game that Pardew placed the exceptional price-tag on his head, being quoted by the Guardian as asking for a £40-60 million bid for the pacy wide-man.

It was said in jest, although the same report does mention interest from Liverpool, and it would come as a surprise if any club who wanted to sign Bolasie were willing to offer more than about £20 million for him, especially considering he is still only in his second season of top flight football.

Regardless, Speroni clearly believes he is worth that much, and in the current transfer market there is sure to be a club crazy enough to spend that much. Pardew may have suggested that price tag to ward off any potential suitors, but if actually approached with a bid of that size, Palace would be stupid not to accept it.

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