Report: Crystal Palace to offer in-demand winger Yannick Bolasie new deal amid interest

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

Crystal Palace star Yannick Bolasie has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a report in The Sun, Crystal Palace are set to offer in-demand winger Yannick Bolasie a new contract in order to keep him at Selhurst Park.

The talented winger’s future has been heavily speculated this summer, with widespread reports accrediting fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur with a strong interest.

As per a recent report in The Mirror, Bolasie is said to be keen on a switch to Spurs, but the Eagles’ reported asking price of £25 million is putting their London rivals off making an approach.

Nonetheless, the DR Congo ace’s contract only has two years to run and amid strong interest, fresh reports state Palace’s latest method of keeping hold of the winger is to offer him a new deal.

Potential snag

In the report in The Sun, the proposed new contract offer is said to be £35,000-a-week – a figure which is allegedly just over half of what newcomers Yohan Cabaye and Connor Wickham are receiving.

If true, then Bolasie may see this as a sign of weakness from Palace and slightly disrespectful considering his importance to Alan Pardew’s side and the efforts he has put in.

Palace need to play the situation out smartly, as they could find themselves backed into a corner if a potential deal with Spurs is not reached, Bolasie becomes discontent and he edges towards the final year of his current deal seeking a move away from the club.

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