Everton arrival dismisses transfer fee as void
By Alex Taylor
Yannick Bolasie has dismissed his price tag as irrelevant after joining Everton from Crystal Palace earlier this week.
The Toffees completed the signing of Bolasie from the Eagles on Monday afternoon and will pay £28million for the winger.
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog (10.58am Monday) that Bolasie will move for an initial 22.5million, with another £2.5million of add-ons and the potential for a further £3million further down the line.
“The transfer fee for me to be honest is void,” Bolasie told Sky Sports. “The whole thing of where I’ve come from moving for £350,000 to £25million, £28million, £29million whatever they want to call it, it is a big fee.
“But I haven’t really thought of it like that I’ve just thought of the improvement that I’ve made and the improvement that I can still make, that’s the way I look at it.”
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The new Everton signing has already received a boost by club’s supporters who reacted well to his arrival on Twitter.
He becomes Everton’s fourth major summer signing following the arrivals of Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Williams to Ronald Koeman’s new-look squad.
Bolasie was on the substitute’s bench for Palace’s 1-0 defeat against West Brom on Saturday but came on in the 66th minute to a standing ovation from the Selhurst Park support.
The 27-year-old has ended a four-year stay at Palace, who he joined in 2012 after moving from Bristol City for £250,000.
In total, Bolasie played in 31 encounters for the Eagles last season in all competitions, scoring six goals and providing six assists.
In other Everton transfer news, West Brom have launched a £21million bid for the club’s target.