Neil Warnock will be furious with Everton star Yannick Bolasie for pricing himself out of a permanent Middlesborough contract.
That is according to ex-Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that the winger is demanding £50,000-a-week from his next employers.
Bolasie is out of contract in the summer and has spent the second half of the season on loan at the Riverside under Warnock’s stewardship.
The 31-year-old has clocked up four goals and three assists in 15 appearances under Warnock’s wing and Boro are keen to make the move permanent.
But the finances are too much of a stretch for the club who finished 10th in the Championship this season.
Kenny claims his close friend Warnock won’t be impressed with the ex-Crystal Palace star’s demands.
“I don’t think he [Warnock] will be particularly happy,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“Warnock was at Crystal Palace with him, so he knows him as a person. So I’m sure he will be disappointed if he’s targeted him as a player and he can’t get him because of that problem.
“At the end of the day, they’ll have a wage structure that they’ve got to play with. If he’s asking for more than that, then they’ve got to move on from it.
“If he thinks he’s worth that much then so be it.
“But if clubs are coming in for him and no one can afford him then he’s got to adjust what wages he wants if he wants to get out and play more football.”
Bolasie signed for Everton for £25million in August 2016.
However, the Congolese trickster has not hit the heights expected of him on Merseyside, scoring twice in just 32 appearances.