Former Manchester United and Tottenham player Garth Crooks piled the praise onto Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie as he wrote for the BBC.
Bolasie was decisive in Palace’s win against Premier League champions Chelsea, as Alan Pardew’s team continue a fine start to the Premier League season.
It now seems likely that Bolasie will be a key part of this Crystal Palace team for as long as the Eagles want to hang onto him.
“From the moment, 55 minutes into the win over Chelsea, that manager Alan Pardew signalled to Yannick Bolasie that he was about to let the winger play his part, he looked like a man on a mission,” Crooks said on the BBC.
“He was simply sensational. He set up Palace's first goal for Bakary Sako and then did the same for Joel Ward's winner.”
Good work from Pardew this summer
Not only has Pardew added well to his squad this summer, he’s ensured that all of the key players in his squad have stayed put.
Bolasie is a good example of a player that the Eagles could easily have chosen to cash in on because his talent would warrant a healthy fee if the club were going to sell him.
However, Pardew appears to have constantly stressed to the club’s board that the team will not be moving forward unless the key players are in place and given the chance to impact games against the bigger sides, as Bolasie did so well against Chelsea.