Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie refuses to dismiss Liverpool and United talk

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie has put in a number of impressive performances this season, alerting some of the biggest Premier League clubs.

Liverpool and Manchester United are reported to have shown interest in Crystal Palace star Yannick Bolasie – per the Metro.

The 25-year-old had the perfect opportunity to squash any rumours linking him with a summer move to either Anfield or Old Trafford recently, but instead refused to rule out the idea of leaving Palace for one of the Premier League's big clubs.

Despite the fact that this may annoy Crystal Palace fans, and some may even consider it disrespectful, you cannot blame a player for wanting to better his career by joining a big football club. Joining either Liverpool or Manchester United would undoubtedly be a step forward for Bolasie.

The winger has been a standout performer for The Eagles this season, which has sparked all of this transfer talk.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says it would take big money to lure Bolasie away from Selhurst Park, meaning somewhere in the region of £20million, which in Premier League terms is not a lot considering he is just 25-years-old.

Whether or not Liverpool lose their main man Raheem Sterling, the price tag being touted for Bolasie will not prove to be an obstacle. Manchester United, on the other hand, may not require the Democratic Republic of Congo international having already secured the signing of PSV Eindhoven wonder-kid Memphis Depay.

"The boys are bantering me [regarding the price tag] but I look at it as I need to work harder," Bolasie told the Surrey Mirror.

"I know I can do much better. I can create more goals and I definitely think I can score more. That is what I will be working on, and I can get stronger and faster.

"I don't really listen to hype because it shows down people. I have been playing in the Premier League for the two years but I am going to work hard to get those improvements. I am looking forward to next season to show people that this season was no fluke."

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