Yannick Bolasie is reportedly a summer target for Leeds United if Marcelo Bielsa’s side gain promotion to the Premier League – and Everton fans have urged the Whites to take the winger off the Goodison Park books.
TeamTalk have claimed that Leeds want the 29-year-old if they finally end a 15-year wait for Premier League football. The Whites currently sit in second place in the Championship table.
Bolasie is surplus to requirements at Everton. A £28million (Guardian) signing from Crystal Palace three years ago, the 35-time DR Congo international has failed to overcome an ACL injury suffered in December 2016.
Marco Silva brought in Brazil internationals Bernard and Richarlison at the start of the season, while Ademola Lookman and Theo Walcott remain in the side as options out wide.
It saw Bolasie offloaded to Championship side Aston Villa at the start of the season, but he struggled. He started only nine of his 21 appearances. The loan was cancelled in January, and he joined RSC Anderlecht.
His form has improved with the Belgians, scoring four goals in eight appearances. But it must be remembered that he is facing opposition in the Jupiler Pro League, somewhat a step down from the Premier League.
Everton fans reacted to the news that Leeds want to sign Bolasie, and many are desperate for the Yorkshire outfit to lure him away from Merseyside – especially seeing as Spotrac claim he is earning a whopping £75,000 a week.
I'll drop him off I don't even want the petrol money ??
— Rob murray (@robefc1878) April 1, 2019
Here’s hoping they get promoted
— Trev Malco’ (@trevor_p_malco) April 2, 2019
They can have him
— andrew webb (@toffeeman25) April 1, 2019
Have him even if they don’t get promoted ?
— James (@JamesL483) April 1, 2019
Come on Leeds!!!!
— John lynch (@johnlynch1973) April 2, 2019
Please @Everton , sell him ????
— Evertonian Brasil (@EvertonianBr_) April 1, 2019