The 29-year-old winger has fallen down the pecking order at Everton following Marco Silva's arrival and the acquisition of Richarlison and he has already been linked with a return to Crystal Palace this summer.
Burnley, who signed Aaron Lennon from the Blues in January, are also reported to be interested in Bolasie.
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1 Posted 07/08/2018 at 17:23:26
2 Posted 07/08/2018 at 17:28:14
3 Posted 07/08/2018 at 17:30:09
He will have a better season, be fitter and stronger. He needed some time after his bad injury.
I think we now have much better options, but he could do well for a conservative team like Burnley.
If we get 18 it's good business.
4 Posted 07/08/2018 at 17:39:46
5 Posted 07/08/2018 at 17:45:53
And then he got badly injured.
6 Posted 07/08/2018 at 17:48:38
£15M? – we should sell, probably saving another £60to £70k per week in wages too.
7 Posted 07/08/2018 at 18:06:33
They can stick their loan deal up their arse... Sell to Burnley!
8 Posted 07/08/2018 at 18:18:59
9 Posted 07/08/2018 at 18:33:10
10 Posted 07/08/2018 at 18:42:00
Hopefully we'll have Richarlison, Lookman, Walcott and Bernard vying for the wing spots. With Calvert-Lewin and Dowell maybe getting some minutes too.
11 Posted 07/08/2018 at 18:49:27
Sums up Koeman's & Walsh's transfer strategy.
12 Posted 07/08/2018 at 18:57:38
Shame really as he could have been a good player but, if we manage to recoup the majority of the outlay by selling him to someone like Boro where he can't damage us immediately, then that represents decent business.
13 Posted 07/08/2018 at 19:06:05
I wish him luck in his future and that he does not have to suffer anymore injuries.
14 Posted 07/08/2018 at 19:09:19
15 Posted 07/08/2018 at 19:11:45
That being said, he's clearly slid way down the pecking order, so if there's a deal to be made, it makes sense. I'd much rather try to salvage the situation with Lookman and get him regular minutes off the bench.
16 Posted 07/08/2018 at 19:22:35
If he is playing as one of the 3 up front, 4 goals a season is not good enough.
Good luck for the future son, you are made for life. Same can't be said for the people of DR Congo so look after them if you can.
17 Posted 07/08/2018 at 19:47:45
18 Posted 07/08/2018 at 19:49:24
19 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:09:18
Disappointing comments from ToffeeWebers for one of our own who always did his best – typical of some of the gobshites on here, sadly.
20 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:09:36
21 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:18:54
However, if there is any one signing which lays bare the legacy of Koeman and Walsh, it is us smashing our record on this guy while his better younger team mate is now worth £65M. Oh well...
22 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:31:48
23 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:39:27
24 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:42:37
25 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:48:03
But we got him for his pace and effort at a time when both were badly needed, and he was a good foil for Rom for a while. (They used to speak the Congolese dialect of Lingala to each other on the pitch so defenders wouldn't understand what they were saying.)
Now the additions of Walcott and Richarlison have given us plenty of pace with more skill. So if he goes, so be it, and I will wish him all the best for his relentless work rate and always-upbeat demeanour. His enthusiasm and commitment have been a credit to his Everton shirt.
26 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:54:24
27 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:58:31
Forget about the balance sheet – just shift out the deadwood and the boat-rockers. Forget the Finances – it's all Monopoly money anyway. What matters most now is ridding ourselves of hangers-on and plodders. Get Bolasie off the wage bill and I think the club has had an excellent summer.
28 Posted 07/08/2018 at 20:58:57
The "gobshites" you refer to are perfectly entitled to comment that Bolasie has been an overpaid waste of money. Yeah, he got a bad injury and Everton refused to pay him while he was injured, oh... sorry – they actually did.
"One of our own"? For fuck's sake, wise up.
29 Posted 07/08/2018 at 21:42:10
Using this approach, Jagielka would have gone a few years ago & Yannik Bolasie (along with most of last summer's recruits) would never have been signed.
30 Posted 07/08/2018 at 21:46:18
31 Posted 07/08/2018 at 22:03:22
He's not a bad player just isn't what we need now. His games based on pace and that's probably gone now.
Good luck to him if he moves on.
32 Posted 07/08/2018 at 22:12:11
He's a 1-in-10-game player, which we knew prior to buying him.
Palace laughed all the way to the bank. Cut our losses and move on, and make the competition for places on merit and ability.
33 Posted 07/08/2018 at 22:25:04
I guess you would feel the same way about Rooney, Southall, Coleman and, even Dean too? Not one of our own because they are or were being paid? Pray tell then, which strictly volunteer players are you pointing out as "one of our own?"
I like that your litmus test is so black and white. If anyone at the club received payment then he or she cannot be "one of our own"? By this definition, then perhaps the ushers at Goodison (if volunteers) are the only ones involved with the club who are truly "one of our own"? Thank them for me will you next time you are there.
Bolasie didn't display a bad attitude, ever seem disrespectful, played when asked, and appeared to give whatever he had. Seems to me that he upheld the club standards. He didn't go out drink driving, act as a punching bag for a punk's fists, run down a contract, refuse to play, assault someone and do jail time, or, gulp, buy a gold Bentley (although for the life of me I cannot figure out why anyone cares so much about what color car a player drives).
He may not be good enough for us now. But, why shouldn't he be wished well wherever he goes (except when he plays against us)?
34 Posted 07/08/2018 at 22:35:45
They must be smoking some heavy shit down at Crystal Palace. Tell their man to take a cold shower and get the cheque book out.
35 Posted 07/08/2018 at 22:49:26
People are on zero-hour contracts all over the world that can be left unemployed for no reason without notice. Nearly all jobs have a probationary period in which you can be relieved of your duties for no reason, with no recourse, if the value of your labor doesn't meet the required standard of the employer.
In terms of repaying Everton's investment, Yannick Bolasie has been a net loss in the ten's of millions. Ten's of MILLIONS. MILLIONS.
Yes, he got an injury and that's very unlucky but, unlike the vast amount of jobs in the real world, he essentially had 12 months fully paid leave and was provided with free world-class support and facilities to aid in his recovery.
How can anybody take offense to fans recognizing this and wanting the best for the club, which in this case means to get what we can for the lad, and move on?
36 Posted 07/08/2018 at 23:06:28
37 Posted 07/08/2018 at 23:22:42
Among your many rants on these pages youve frequently raged against the fact that salaries for working class footballers are reported weekly. Yet now you use this as a stick to beat Bolasie with.
Take your own advice and wise up.
38 Posted 07/08/2018 at 23:39:11
Always chilled mate. If that's what you call upset then you must be a tender flower.
Why do people not read posts properly before jumping to conclusions?
Bolasie was never worth £25 Million in the first place and obviously he's not worth £25 Million now. My post is not saying he is. Offering a loan deal and not cash for his return is an insult. He needs to be sold (preferably to one of their rivals).
Get him off the books. Save on his wages and invest in a player worthy of our full-throated support.
39 Posted 08/08/2018 at 01:22:00
40 Posted 08/08/2018 at 02:46:56
‘Woeful buy. Typical MotD player, looks good in highlights but crap.' – Fran Mitchell, 11
‘A kick-and-run winger with no real idea of how to beat a man other than pace, often woeful crosses with the odd gem.' – Martin Perry, 13
‘Total shite. Stats before he came, when played and when he was out don't lie.' – John McGimpsey, 17
A player who I never saw give less than 100% whether he was fit or not – and he clearly wasn't fit last season but put his body on the line anyway, represented the club in the community visiting sick kids, hospitals and outreach projects with EitC, and who hasn't said a peep about it in his own defence or gone and sat on the treatment table which he could have done but instead taken dog's abuse and watched his own value fall for the sake of a struggling team.
Yeah I'll take that as ‘one of our own' whether your jealous about how much he gets paid or not.
41 Posted 08/08/2018 at 02:47:01
He never mentioned he wasn't one of our own because of his wages, you made that assumption yourself, ranting and raving for two solid paragraphs over something he never said.
The last two paragraphs are fine and I agree with, but either way he needs shipping out. "Thanks for the memories???" — Were there any?
42 Posted 08/08/2018 at 02:52:36
Again, we could have had Zaha for the price we paid for him at that time. Our recruitment strategy in the past 2 years have set us back a lot.
43 Posted 08/08/2018 at 02:57:00
44 Posted 08/08/2018 at 05:33:15
45 Posted 08/08/2018 at 07:02:20
They are improving their squad incrementally without spending stupid money. They've done a great piece of business picking up the goalkeeper Green. A fully fit Bolaise would improve their squad. I would prefer we sell Bolaise to them than to Palace.
46 Posted 08/08/2018 at 08:41:33
Strange as it seems, Burnley will be upgrading Aaron Lennon with Bolasie. I've seen that before somewhere, but I just can't recall where...
47 Posted 08/08/2018 at 09:56:49
I don't care if he goes for £15 or 5 million, I hope he takes the above 5 with him. All I can recall about Bolasie is one good half at Sunderland, a goal at Burnley, and an assist against I think it was Brighton... after that, I'm struggling. £28 million? — do me a favour!
48 Posted 08/08/2018 at 11:43:44
I couldn't believe it when Koeman bought him for £28M or whatever the ridiculous amount was, still believing we had overpaid by £16-17M.
He has since proved to be very disappointing; the injury was unfortunate, but any offers we get around £15-18M should be hand-snatch-off.
I have always been a believer in 'horses for courses' and it has been proven so many times, a player who has been consistently good, occasionally outstanding for one Club does not translate those performances will be reproduced for another Club, unless that Club has a very similar style of play and similar players around him.
So let's hope for once in a long time that M&M have done their homework on potential targets. So far, it seems good, Richarlison has only played 2.5 games and been MotM on each occasion; Digne looks to be good but it's too early to assess after just 45 minutes.
49 Posted 08/08/2018 at 12:00:47
50 Posted 08/08/2018 at 13:23:30
Although he may be going, I wish him all the best. Better for both parties though; it's another signing we have to take a massive loss on. C'est la vie.
51 Posted 08/08/2018 at 14:50:48
52 Posted 08/08/2018 at 15:43:09
Perhaps you should read my post again.
I read his the first time and again before responding. I also read Drew's post that he was ranting about. Here is his paragrah:
"Drew @ 18, truly dire post. In what way is Bolasie "one of our own"? He "always did his best"?!? Well, fucking good for him. On at least £50 or 60k A WEEK, I would like to think so"
The first line of the paragraph is about "one of our own." The rest of the paragraph contains sentences used to construct the support for the first sentence (simple rules of composition). He clearly ties wages into the premise of a player doing his best and what can be expected, and then implies that does not make him "one of our own."
The second paragraph then dismisses the injury and playing after recovery again because he was being, wait for it, paid. So, my point was then only volunteers could be said to be "one of our own" because every other player's accomplishments are just to be expected for being paid. Hence, the references to certain players and to the ushers.
Darren – "indeed"? While I appreciate the unexpected brevity from you, I must ask, how so?
53 Posted 08/08/2018 at 20:29:47
I have, as you said, defended working class lads earning good money. I expect 100 % for it. I have never suggested that Bolasie didn't give it.
Also, do you and Jim, eager to defend Drew's lamentable post, defend his use of the word "gobshites" to describe fellow Evertonians.
I guess Drew, Jim and Jim have a different definition of what "one of our own", means. Playing for Everton does it for you. Fair enough, admirable loyalty.... I disagree.
Alex Nyarko — "one of our own"?
54 Posted 08/08/2018 at 23:52:26
You're right to say the crux of the argument is the definition of ‘one of our own' but unfortunately you only reached that conclusion after you assumed ours were the same and spouted off. Never mind, you're there now!
As to what makes someone ‘one of our own' in your view, if not the laudable, humble and selfless gestures I highlight in my post @ 41, then I agree we have different definitions; however, to state that ‘playing for Everton' is enough for me, is a lie because I gave you my definition @ 41. That makes you the one who is ‘making things up' and by extension, somewhat of a hypocrite @ 54.
Finally, how is comparing disappointing comments on here, to those of unnamed contributors who might make comments which are beyond the pale generally, who I've grouped anonymously as ‘gobshites' in any way more offensive than your joining the thread to personally attack me? ‘Dire post', ‘wise up', ‘lamentable'.
Don't misunderstand me, I couldn't give two shits about your opinion; the point is that you can't cry foul on one hand when you only piped up to have a pop.
Perhaps the reason you were compelled to leap to the defence of the anonymous ‘gobshite' is because you identify him as ‘one of your own'???
55 Posted 09/08/2018 at 00:24:25
I know he's suffered a heavy injury but even so to me he's simply showed that we either had a flaky defence when he was at mighty Palace (and various members of that defence are still in our squad) and/or the transfer policy since Moyes left has been pants in terms of top six finishes, not that is was much better when he was here, was it "Uncle" Bill?
56 Posted 09/08/2018 at 01:27:11
I can't wait for the kick-off; it will give us something else to worry and moan about.
57 Posted 09/08/2018 at 07:45:00
You asked when did you use Bolasies salary as a stick to beat him with. Heres your answer.
“He "always did his best"?!? Well, fucking good for him. On at least £50 or 60k A WEEK, I would like to think so.”
Youremphasise on “a week” is completely hypocritical to your previous stance per my original posts.
Your last three paragraphs on the same post are utter horse shite and of no relevance to anything in my post at #37. If anyone is making stuff up, its you in these three paragraphs.
58 Posted 14/08/2018 at 21:19:10
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