Yannick Bolasie says it was a no-brainer to join Everton

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

The winger completed a move from Crystal Palace on Monday.

Crystal Palace's Yannick BolasieCrystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Yannick Bolasie has told Everton’s official website that it was a 'no brainer' to decide to join the club.

The winger completed a move to Merseyside on Monday, electing to leave Crystal Palace after a four-year stint with the Eagles.

He becomes manager Ronald Koeman’s fourth signing of the summer, joining Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Williams in joining the Blues.

He has agreed a five-year deal at Goodison Park, with Ronald Koeman telling the club’s official website that the winger is a player who has long been on his radar.

And Bolasie says that the move was a no brainer for him to make as he is joining a big club.

“I’m looking forward to putting on the Everton shirt,” he told the club’s official website.

“This is a big club and I know all about it from having played against them over the years. For me, it was a no-brainer to come here. I’m ready and up for the challenge.”

Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Crystal Palace's Yannick BolasieManchester United's Michael Carrick and Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

It now remains to be seen what role that Bolasie has to play in Ronald Koeman’s side moving forward.

He is likely to fill the left wing position in the team, with the Blues having been short in that area as Steven Pienaar struggled to maintain his fitness and Kevin Mirallas failed to impress. 

Key to his chances of success will be the relationship he can build with the likes of Ross Barkley and striker Romelu Lukaku, with Koeman sure to be hoping the trio can hit is off quickly to help his side be a force in the Premier League this season. 

Kevin Mirallas scores the first goal for EvertonKevin Mirallas scores the first goal for Everton

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