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20th Oct, 2016 | 2:50pm

Koeman gives verdict on Everton summer signing after stunning start

By Will Butcher

Ronald Koeman has revealed his admiration for £30million signing Yannick Bolasie after he made a superb start to life on Merseyside.

Following his summer move from Crystal Palace, Bolasie has hit the ground running in his first nine league and cup appearances by supplying three assists.

Speaking ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash against Burnley, Koeman was quoted by Everton’s official Twitter account as saying that Bolasie is always striving to better himself as a player.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international is one of the first names on Koeman’s team sheet since the move, linking up well with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley.

Toffees chiefs decided to spend big on the former Bristol City winger after starring in Crystal Palace’s side last season.

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The 27-year-old was a livewire on the left of midfield for Alan Pardew’s side, scoring six goals and providing the same amount in assists during his 31 appearances in all competitions.

Bolasie will be hoping he can continue his impressive form against Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Saturday, as Everton look to put a poor run of form behind them that has seen them go without a win in four games.

Three points for Koeman’s side could see them leapfrog Merseyside rivals Liverpool into a Champions League slot.

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