Ronnie Goodlass hails Everton signing Yannick Bolasie

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

The winger joined in a big money move from Crystal Palace earlier this week.

Crystal Palace's Yannick BolasieCrystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Former Everton star Ronnie Goodlass has told the club’s official website they have bought a match winner in Yannick Bolasie.

The winger became Everton’s fourth signing of the summer when he completed a move from Crystal Palace earlier this week.

The move has been warmly welcomed by the Blues fans, who have seen Bolasie develop into a Premier League star with the Eagles with a series of impressive performances over the years.

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie and Fulham's Kevin McDonald challenge for the ballCrystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie and Fulham's Kevin McDonald challenge for the ball

Some questions have been raised about the price they have paid him, although Goodlass has hailed the move, saying he believes the winger can be a match winner for the Blues. 

“When you give him the ball he won’t want to take the easy option, he’ll want to get to the byline and put in a cross or score a goal himself,” he told the club’s official website.

“That’s what Evertonians will be looking forward to seeing from him - on the ball in the final third, being positive and making things happen because on his day he is a match-winner.”

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

It will now be interesting to see if Bolasie can be a star for Everton this seaosn and justify his big price tag.

The Toffees would likely be the first to accept that they have paid over the odds, although in an inflated summer market, it can be argued that the price is not that high for a proven Premier League player.

Should he be a star player this season for them, then few will be discussing the price they paid come the end of the transfer window.

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

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