Yannick Bolasie has told Belgian newspaper HLN that finances may make it difficult for him to leave Everton on a permanent basis and join RSC Anderlecht, which could be a boost for other interested sides.
The 29-year-old joined Anderlecht on loan from Everton in January and has been in very impressive form since. From out wide, he has scored six goals in 17 games and laid on another three assists.
The Liverpool Echo claim Newcastle and Southampton are interested, with Everton requesting £10million for the DR Congo international. TeamTalk claim Leeds United are also keen on the former Crystal Palace winger.
It sounds as though Bolasie would not be adverse to a permanent stay in Belgium with Anderlecht, but it appears as though finances may prevent Vincent Kompany’s new side from signing Bolasie.
That means he may have to return to Everton, leaving him available for a move to another side such as Newcastle, Southampton or Leeds.
“I have had a good time at Anderlecht. I like being here,” Bolasie said.
“The club have looked after me very well and my children are going to school here too. I am certainly not averse to an extended stay, although I realise that the finances might be a stumbling block.”
Bolasie seems to be slowly getting back to the kind of form that first saw Everton splash out £28million to sign him. He has struggled to find his best form since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
Indeed, Bolasie may be right about finances preventing a permanent move to Anderlecht. That is because Spotrac claim he is earning a whopping £75,000 a week at Everton, in a deal that runs until the summer of 2021.
Though Bolasie will have to expect a big pay cut wherever he goes, Anderlecht will not be able to afford him. So a move to Leeds, Newcastle or Southampton could be on.