Opinion: Crystal Palace could sign £75k-per-week Everton man to replace 26-year-old

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Wilfried Zaha could be on his way out of Crystal Palace if Arsenal can agree a fee with the Eagles. If the 26-year-old does leave this summer, Palace could look to a former player to replace him – Yannick Bolasie. The £75k-per-week winger has an uncertain future at Everton after struggling for form, fitness and playing time, and was linked with a return to Palace in January.

Bolasie, who contributed 43 goals in 144 games at Selhurst Park, joined Everton from the Eagles in 2016 and has gone on to make 32 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating six goals. The 30-year-old’s last outing for the Toffees was against West Ham United on May 13, 2018 and his last goal for Everton was against Manchester City 16 months ago.

The DR Congo spent last season on loan at Aston Villa and Anderlecht and doesn’t appear to have a future at Goodison Park. He’s hoping that good performances during the African Cup of Nations could see him earn a reprieve from Marco Silva, but his form has been woeful and Everton want to lower the average age and wage bill. Palace could take advantage if they’re willing to meet his £10m asking price.

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