Paul Merson gives his verdict on Yannick Bolasie

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during a press conference

Everton are reportedly interested in signing Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace in the summer transfer window.

Crystal Palace's Yannick BolasieCrystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson suggested on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon (broadcast from 12pm, August 13, 2016) that Yannick Bolasie would be a good signing for Everton.

According to Sky Sports, Everton are interested in signing Bolasie from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace before the end of the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the DR Congo international winger is travelling to Merseyside to have a medical.

Everton will reportedly have to pay as much as £30 million as transfer fee in order to secure the services of the 27-year-old.

Paul Merson - All Stars XIPaul Merson

Merson has suggested that Bolasie would be a good signing for Everton and has outlined what he will bring to Ronald Koeman’s team.

“On his day, he is a match-winner,” said Merson on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon (broadcast from 12pm, August 13, 2016) while discussing whether or not Bolasie would be a good signing for Everton this summer.

“I think what he does do away from home: takes the ball off the pitch, takes a lot of pressure off the back-four in football matches, and that goes unnoticed.”

Paul Merson - Walsall ManagerPaul Merson

Bolasie scored five goals and created 23 chances in 26 Premier League appearances for Palace last season.

During the 2014-15 campaign, the former Bristol City winger scored four goals and created 45 chances in 34 league games for the Eagles.

The 27-year-old featured in Palace’s Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during a press conferenceYannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace

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