Everton sign Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace for reported £30m - Twitter reacts
After much speculation and sitting out Crytal Palace’s opening fixture this weekend, Yannick Bolasie has been confirmed as an Everton player as the club report that he has today signed a five year deal with the club, with the fee reported to be around £30 million including add-ons.
Having made 143 appearances and scored 13 goals for Palace, the Democratic Republic of Congo international will now join up with Ronald Koeman and his squad by adding pace and strength out wide with some much needed attacking threat. The former Plymouth, Barnet and Bristol City man becomes Koeman’s first major signing as Everton boss and is expected to debut against West Brom this weekend.
The deal could also spark life into the transfer market, by providing Palace with the funds to make a move for Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, and also raising question marks over the future of Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park, with Chelsea said to be interested.
Now beginning his fourth season in the Premier League, £30 million may seem an excessive fee for Bolasie, who featured in last season’s FA Cup final, but represents the inflation of transfer fees and could well turn out to be an excellent purchase for the Toffees, although comparisons will be drawn to Liverpool’s acquisition of Sadio Mane and Manchester United signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan for similar prices.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news…
Bolasie seemed pleased…
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) August 15, 2016
The fee was a talking point…
Bolasie has scored 9 PL goals in 3 years and Everton thought they should invest 30 million in him? Fantastic.
— Demetri (@DemetriSmith_) August 15, 2016
Let's be honest, £30 million is too much for Bolasie but frankly it doesn't matter because we're rich.
— Sean Lunt (@Sean_Lunt) August 15, 2016
Last summer Bayern Munich bought Arturo Vidal for £31m.
Everton are about to buy Yannick Bolasie for up to £30m.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 9, 2016
Everton fans were happy…
Looking forward to the Yannick Bolasie and Lukaku link up this season. #bo14sieisablue
— Danny Rai (@R9Rai) August 15, 2016
— Everton1878 (@Everton187841) August 15, 2016
Wasn't overawed about Bolasie but we clearly need another wide player and I'd back Koeman to get a lot more out him than Pulis/ Pardew did.
— Chris Smith (@cdsmith789) August 15, 2016
Palace fans had mixed reactions…
— Matt Jenner (@mattjenner94) August 15, 2016
gutted to see Yala go, wish him all the best. He's done a good job for us & made us about 29 mill.YANNICK BOLASIE, runs down the wing for me
— Kieran Lee (@KieranJamieLee) August 15, 2016
Liverpool fans also thanked their neighbours for funding a potential future deal…
And some were confused by the hashtag…
#Bo14sieIsABlue sounds like a wifi password
— KB19 (@longlivxgambino) August 15, 2016
Worst. Hashtag. Ever.#Bo14sieIsABlue
— Jim Daly (@jimdalycomedy) August 15, 2016
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