Speculation this summer about the future of Yannick Bolasie is hardly new, the Everton winger has fallen out of favour with a large portion of the fans following his performance upon his arrival from Crystal Palace, and his long-term injury and subsequently being pushed back into action too quickly certainly didn’t help on that score.
With links to Turkey and Fenerbahce being hugely popular in the press these last few weeks, the latest talk is of a return to Selhurst Park and his former club.
The Guardian reported on Sunday that Marco Silva had prioritised the centre of defence for strengthening before the transfer window closes and as that piece ended, they suggested that Bolasie had already been told he was surplus to requirements and offered up that Palace could be a possible destination.
Reacting to that news on social media, a number of Palace fans were delighted with the idea and they’d warmly welcome him back, so this one seems a no brainer from Everton even if we’ll have to take a hit on the transfer fee given the ludicrous sum we agreed to pay in the first place.
I've always disliked the prospect of buying a player purely for that feeling of nostalgia if they played for us before, but I think that getting Yannick for cheap would still be good for us with the loss of Sako.
— harry (@nagito_cumaeda) August 6, 2018
Exactly. Everton will take a big hit on this with any club. They cant recoup what they spent. I have a lot of time for Sako, but Yannick could do a job and be a better influence at the club. Also shows the grass isn't always greener elsewhere!!
— Keith David Shaw (@TweetKDS) August 6, 2018
The key is whether Everton are willing to take a huge loss on the deal
— Michael McDowall (@sedlescombemike) August 6, 2018
He needs this move badly in order to get his career back on track.
— Matt (@africansunset73) August 6, 2018
i’d do this, squad player and the players still love him
— Maximilian (@76xrs) August 6, 2018
As a back up, in a heartbeat
— Bekah Fairlie-Watson (@bekah_fairlie) August 6, 2018
— Ged (@Ged_Robinson) August 6, 2018
I’d take Bolasie back in a heart beat. #cpfc
— jonno (@jonno2323) August 6, 2018
Imagine deadline day we bring in Bolasie perm and RLC on loan. Scenes
— Ethan (@ManLikeMeyer) August 6, 2018
100% agree. I doubt Yala will ever be the player he was post-injury (though I'd love to be proved wrong) but as the Sakho/Chungy replacement he'd be an upgrade and provided fee/wages were sensible, well worth the gamble. This is the context in which you have to view the deal.
— SydtheEagle (@godotsarrived) August 6, 2018
— Ish. (@SamIsmail1995) August 6, 2018