Crystal Palace star Yannick Bolasie responds to reported Tottenham interest

Yannick Bolasie will listen if Crystal Palace receive a big bid from Tottenham Hotspur.

Crystal Palace may not be able to hold Yannick Bolasie if a big bid comes in for him.

The winger has been subject of speculation linking him to Tottenham Hotspur, with The Mirror reporting the Premier League side are to step up their interest having sold Roberto Soldado to Villareal.

Bolasie is not ruling out a move, telling the Sunday Times he would listen if presented with a big offer.

He said: "I am a loyal guy, but this is a game and a business. Opportunities to play for a top club do not swing by every day. You would have to look into it to see if it suits you and your family.

"At my age it could be the right time, but it has to be right for the club as well.”

It would also be up to Spurs to convince Bolasie he can kick on there - but key to their chances of doing so would be their ability to convince him he has a chance of playing regularly, rather than if it was Chelsea making a play for his services, where he has a greater chance of just sitting on the bench.

The London Evening Standard reported earlier this month that Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has placed a £25 million price tag on him.

The 26-year-old was one of the outstanding players in the second half of last season, getting fans on the edge of their seats with his trickery.

His comments reveal that Spurs do have a chance of persuading him, and should encourage them to front up the money required to clinch his signature.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch