According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace have placed a £28 million asking price on coveted winger Yannick Bolasie.
The report claims that the arrival of Andros Townsend has raised questions over Bolasie’s situation, yet Palace are unwilling to sell for less than £20 million with Spurs and West Ham United keen given that the player is looking to stay in London, whilst Everton are also interested.
The DR Congo international winger made 23 Premier League starts last term, scoring five goals and adding a further three assists while averaging 2.9 successful take-ons per league match.
Bolasie is comfortable playing in a range of positions in the final third, yet he is best in one vs one situations out wide where he can use his pace, power and trickery to beat defenders with ease.
His impressive performances for Palace have attracted the likes of West Ham, Tottenham and Everton this summer (Daily Mail), and each club certainly have the finances to make a big bid.
Everton in particular are in need of bolstering their squad with a new winger, and the Toffees new owner Farhad Monshiri has the financial backing to make Palace an offer they simply couldn’t refuse.
However, some could say the reported £28 million asking price is excessive for the 27-year-old, especially when the South London club managed to sign Townsend for less than half of that figure last week.