Erwin Koeman claims Everton need Bolasie's ability, shares what he's seen from him in training

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Yannick Bolasie could make his Everton debut later today.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman and assistant Erwin Koeman before the match against BarnsleyEverton manager Ronald Koeman and assistant Erwin Koeman before the match against Barnsley

Everton assistant manager Erwin Koeman has praised Yannick Bolasie on the club's official website, and has seen him enjoy training so far with the club.

With the investment of new shareholder Farhad Moshiri, Everton were always expected to splash the cash in the transfer market, and whilst it's taken a little longer than expected, the Toffees are making their mark now.

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

After landing goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and midfielder Idrissa Gueye in low-key deals, Everton spent big on Swansea defender Ashley Williams and, arguably their most exciting capture, winger Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace.

Bolasie, 27, has been one of the Premier League's most dangerous wingers since Palace's promotion to the top flight in 2013, as his pace and power make him difficult to handle, whilst he has every trick in the book to beat full backs too.

His end product could be better, with manager Ronald Koeman no doubt keen to see the DR Congo international add more goals and assists to his game this season.

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Today, Bolasie could make his Everton debut as the Toffees travel to take on West Bromwich Albion, with Koeman's brother and assistant manager Erwin talking up the winger ahead of the game.

Speaking to the club's official website, Erwin Koeman stated that Everton need Bolasie's ability, as he's a strong runner who can make goals, and his arrival will sharpen up team-mates too.

Koeman added that he's seen Bolasie enjoy training so far, and is confident that he will prove to be a great success during his time at Goodison Park based on his first-hand look at the player this week, and his record with Palace.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman (R) with assitant manager Erwin Koeman before the matchRonald Koeman (R) with assitant manager Erwin Koeman

"Yannick is a very good player, a strong player. He’s a runner who can make goals. We need that," said Koeman. "Every year you need fresh people in the squad and it makes other players more sharp."

"From what I have seen, he has enjoyed training and he’s enjoying playing football. He has to show [his ability], of course, but I am confident of that. He has shown these last few years that he is a good player - he likes to work, he likes to run and has individual qualities," he added.

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