It was being reported late yesterday – well it certainly gained more traction after I’d knocked off for the day at any rate – that Yannick Bolasie was a target for Turkish side Fenerbache.
Outlet Milliyet were reporting that the club had made a loan offer to Everton for the DR Congo international and with him failing to hit the ground running after returning from injury, we were happy to entertain such a deal.
Everton have received a loan offer for Yannick Bolasie from Fenerbache and talks are underway.
Bolasie was said to be hesitant about a move to Turkey until speaking to Cenk Tosun. (Source – Turkish news outlet, Milliyet ) pic.twitter.com/IBFj9eKxu9
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) June 13, 2018
Former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has been recently appointed as the Super Lig side’s sporting director but 29-year-old Bolasie is said to not be keen on the move – however, and quite why they’d know this, they claim he wants to speak to Cenk Tosun first before making a final decision.
Everything I’ve found on this and read suggests it’s transfer window silly season in full flow and Fenerbache aren’t in the best of financial health so the loan would simply be a stop gap with little chance of a permanent move next summer – unless we’re prepared to take a significant hit on the £26 odd million we paid Crystal Palace for him.
Maybe we see our possible benefit being Bolasie getting a full season and plenty of games under his belt again so we can capitalise on that next summer with his stock rising slightly, instead of seeing his value fall further.
Either way, fans have certainly taken to the speculation, even if it feels a little cruel given his injury problems.
Please tell me its a 3 year loan deal,no returns
— I am Nick (@N1ktheGreek) June 13, 2018
Go’ed Cenk ya little snide. Tell him it’s brilliant out there. ????????????????????????????????
— Wayne Evans (@wazzaevo) June 13, 2018
Looks like many others will follow on loan deals average players earning far too much money
— Carl Bartley (@IDSCarlB) June 13, 2018
@CenkTosun_ you know the dance lad. ????
— Ste Mckenny (@stemac1878) June 13, 2018
Take it take it take it take it take it take it!!!
— Mal Mac (@feckinblue) June 13, 2018
He does need game time, not sure he will get it at Everton next season
— Sean Baldock OLY (@baldock_sean) June 13, 2018
Hopefully that means Lookman is coming back
— kevc (@kevc507) June 13, 2018
We need to be getting rid not loaning.
— debbie (@debbiewright197) June 13, 2018