The Premier League star completed a reported £25 million move to Everton this week after spending four season at Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie and Fulham's Kevin McDonald challenge for the ball
The attacker has been linked with a big money move to one of the major Premier League players for the last couple of transfer windows, and the Robins would have surely been eager for any deal to go ahead when it can bring in the maximum amount of profit to Ashton Gate, on account of a roughly 20% sell-on clause reportedly inserted when he moved to the Eagles in 2012.
Yannick Bolasie (2nd L) celebrates scoring for Bristol City
Bolaise only spent one season in Bristol, and failed to make waves as the Robins narrowly escaped relegation in 2012, but he did do enough to convince Palace to add him to a squad that would go up in his first season with the club - albeit for a paltry £350,000 fee (Mirror).
Though that amount may seem like the Democratic of Congo international was virtually given away considering the reported price he has moved to Goodison Park for, the value of well placed sell-on clauses has been proven yet again, with the Championship club now reportedly set to receive around £4.9 million after the 27-year-old's move.
Manchester City's John Stones in action with Sunderland's Lynden Gooch
It is the second time a transfer involving Everton has seen significant money cascade back to a player's previous club, with Barnsley also receiving a significant fee after John Stones' big money move to Manchester City.
And for Bristol City, it means Bolasie's sale is the club's record departure - four years after leaving the club, with the near £5 million smashing the previous record when Ade Akinbiyi moved to Wolves in 1999.
Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie celebrates with manager Alan Pardew