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Fenerbahçe express interest in Bolasie

| Thursday, 14 June 2018 27comments  |  Jump to last
Fenerbahçe have made an approach to Everton for Yannick Bolasie who could be available for transfer this summer.

According to Milliyet in Turkey, the Istanbul giants' sporting director, Damien Comolli, has identified the winger as a key target and that any reservations the winger may have had about moving to the Turkish league have been eased by the advice of Cenk Tosun.

Bolasie successfully recovered from a career-threatening knee injury last December but has generally struggled to justify the reported £28m fee it took to sign him from Crystal Palace in August 2016.

Original Source: Milliyet  


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Brian Porter
1 Posted 14/06/2018 at 06:56:35
Yes, please take him. He has always flattered to deceive, promising much, but ultimately failing to deliver. Yes, he has pace and looks good when flying down the wing but then lacks either the skill or the brains to know what to do with the ball. Most of his crosses are either over hit or fail to beat the first man, little middle ground. I for one wouldn't be sorry to see him go.
Brian Williams
2 Posted 14/06/2018 at 07:08:49
Make that two.
Erik Dols
3 Posted 14/06/2018 at 07:13:12
We have had a lot of trouble over Yobo with Fenerbahce. And I can't imagine them matching his salary. I wouldn't mind seeing Bolasie go but I am afraid it will not be at the most profitable terms for the club.
Johan Elmgren
4 Posted 14/06/2018 at 07:32:40
We shouldn't sell/loan players to Turkish clubs, they seem impossible to deal with.. Just take a look at that rumour regarding the Klaassen and Ozyakup-swap. They seem to want money in between? For Klaassen, a £20m-plus-player and Ozyakup that has a releaseclause of £12m? That's hilarious... I'd say 'p!ss off, call us when you're serious...' And the Yobo-story Erik talks about... same thing there... No, avoid selling/loaning to Turkish teams, will only waste time that we can use in other, reasonable dealings...

Bolasie on loan? Why? I'd aim to sell him, his resalevalue will decrease very fast now, with him approaching 30. A season out of loan, "with an option to buy" is insane. They will never buy, they never do unless they get him for peanuts, which they eventually will if we decide to loan him out. Rumours are that Newcastle are interested, I'd go for that instead... or any other team that want's to buy!

Colin Glassar
5 Posted 14/06/2018 at 07:37:20
He’s a headless chicken but Turkish teams are notoriously tight-fisted so I’d avoid dealing with them like the plague.
Niall McIlhone
6 Posted 14/06/2018 at 07:47:00
I hope the move happens, but express some sympathy for Yannick Bolassie, his injury in the Man Utd game was potentially career-ending; he has worked exceptionally hard to get back, but it appears he wasn't the player he was before, and he does not have the adaptability of Walcott, Vlasic, Lookman or Calvert-Lewin, all of whom are arguably able to play inside forward, or wing.

I my view, Yannick was signed to compliment Lukaku, both on and off the pitch, and as such, that axis no longer exists.

He is still a quality player at his best, but the game in England is perhaps just too fast and intense for his delicate skill set, I think the Bundersliga or Ligue 1 may be more suited, not sure about the Turkish league? I doubt Everton would realize more than £17 million in the current market, but the player would be off the wage bill.

Derek Knox
7 Posted 14/06/2018 at 08:09:22
This will be just like a new signing. What a waste of money, thanks to Koeman once again.

At least if true, we are slowly shipping out the Mahogany priced dead wood.

We will lose a lot in transfer outlay, but gain by reducing the wage bill.

Tommy Surgenor
8 Posted 14/06/2018 at 08:23:59
I feel this is another one that we just need to get rid of at any cost. As long as we get his entire wage off the payroll and don't have to subsidise anyone.

If this is the best offer we can expect then go for it! Although I think a lower-half Premier League team might come in for him.

Martin Berry
9 Posted 14/06/2018 at 08:46:16
I appreciate he had a terrible injury but wasn't showing much prior to that.
He will be shipped out because he flatters to deceive and is just not good enough.
Victor Yu
10 Posted 14/06/2018 at 08:57:17
Koeman wanted big wingers and it didn't really work out well.

Imagine if we got Zaha instead (he was available for about the same price 2 years ago).

Barry McNally
11 Posted 14/06/2018 at 09:12:06
Let me guess a loan perhaps!
Andrew Heffernan
12 Posted 14/06/2018 at 09:23:50
He was never anything special, I'll drive him there!
Tony Everan
13 Posted 14/06/2018 at 12:00:40
It is another loan/shop window strategy same as with Davy Klaasen. At the moment there is obviously no acceptable offers on the table for either.

Both will be playing week in week out rather than on the bench, playing euro football. They are gambling that we will get a buyer next summer for both of them if they put up a good showing.

A straight sale would be better,they should try every avenue, but the last resort loan deals are better than having high earners not playing and skulking around.

Mark Taylor
14 Posted 14/06/2018 at 13:54:36
I think it is a positive that a club- any club- has been linked with a player we'd like to offload. At a minimum, it might flush any other potential suitors out of the woodwork as the deal is supposedly at an advanced stage.

It appears to be a loan, which is obviously not so attractive for us, but it depends how it is structured. For example an option to buy at a given price isn't very attractive to EFC, but if there was a decent sized loan fee triggered if that clause was not implemented by Fenerbahce, that would sweeten the pill.

Whether Bolasie is worth his £4m or so in wages is moot, but if Fenerbahce do want him, they can and do pay that kind of money, especially net, given the low taxes in Turkey.

Soren Moyer
15 Posted 14/06/2018 at 13:58:33
We are apparently after Mario Götze!
Paul Birmingham
16 Posted 14/06/2018 at 17:51:31
I hope we get a taker even Palace. Too predictable and since his return from injury he hasn’t looked the part.

RK, SW, should never have bought him in the first place.

Steve Hogan
17 Posted 14/06/2018 at 18:20:26
Sadly, this is the situation when a club get's it transfer policy badly wrong, and boy did we screw up.

We paid absolute top dollar for a number of clearly under achieving individuals, including Sandro who, despite a nominal transfer fee, is reported to be on a six figure annual salary. When it comes to try and move them on, it's nigh impossible.

Even Sevilla baulked at the chance to have him back. Somewhere along the line, the club will take a massive 'hit' on all those deals, either by having to sell on at massively reduced transfer fees, or by agreeing to pay a large chunk of their salaries over the course of their contract.

It will be a number of years before we get over the legacy left behind by Koeman and Walsh.

An expensive lesson for Moshiri, who has been badly advised and let down by senior members of the Everton management team.

Drew O'Neall
18 Posted 14/06/2018 at 18:41:06
Good player, good attitude and good guy.

Good luck Yannick whether you stay or go. I hope you recover after a good preseason and it’s the former.

Sam Hoare
19 Posted 14/06/2018 at 22:49:14
Bolasie is indicative of the many wrong transfer moves over last few years.

Bolasie when we might have got Zaha.
Funes Mori when we might have got Van Dijk
Keane when we might have got Maguire.
Klaassen when we might have got Lemina.
Schneiderlin when we might have got Wanyama.
Sigurdsson when we could have had a crack at Salah...

Hopefully Brands will oversee a more productive recruitment era.

Sean McCarthy
20 Posted 15/06/2018 at 00:25:57
Niall he's exactly the same player that he was before his injury. He was shite then and he's still shite!!! I'd take a hit on the fee to get him off the wage bill. Utter dog shit of a player.
David Currie
21 Posted 15/06/2018 at 05:58:09
Get rid he is shit, total waste of money.
No end product to his game, Lookman should have had the chances to play instead of this headless chicken.
Dave Long
22 Posted 15/06/2018 at 06:14:04
Surprisingly, no posters saying they'll drive him to Turkey myself? Get rid.
David Ellis
23 Posted 15/06/2018 at 16:38:23
A bit harsh on here. Bolasie seems a top bloke and for a while was linking up well with Lukaku. Always thought we overpaid for him (as did most on here) – sadly we was right. Koeman took big risks with Moshiri's money. It's enough to make you weep at the wastage.
Colin Grierson
24 Posted 15/06/2018 at 17:08:53
Headless chicken. Get rid. Don't know anything about dealing with Turkish sides but if nobody else is interested..?
Charles Brewer
25 Posted 15/06/2018 at 20:00:05
How much are they asking for to take him off our hands? Anything less than £20 million and its good business.
Damian Wilde
26 Posted 15/06/2018 at 21:00:33
Terrible player, even before his injury. If we're serious about being a better side we need to get rid of him and many others.
Rob Hooton
27 Posted 15/06/2018 at 23:18:04
I thought he was involved in a lot of our goals when back playing this season one way or another and seems a decent lad, some harsh comments on here!

He's not the most gifted but makes things happen.

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