MailSport make the claim that the Blues would demand just £7m for the player who was signed for £25m from Crystal Palace under the Ronald Koeman regime.
Bolasie recovered from a potentially career-ending knee injury in late 2017 but couldn't force his way back into the Blues' first-team and was loaned to Aston Villa and then Anderlecht.
The Mail report that Southampton and Newcastle are interested in Bolasie but Besiktas, Galatasaray and Lille are also in the conversation.
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1 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:00:26
2 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:04:01
Then his injury just made him even less than average.
Whatever we can get is a bonus.
3 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:10:19
If the fee was £25m then we've had (in theory) £15m of that out of him. Flogging him for around £7m would bring cash in and save on his, probably, considerable wages.
Think of it as company capital asset whose value would be written down every every year until it showed as nil on the balance sheet. So, even taking £7m would represent a saving.
4 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:14:42
I agree, £7 million is pretty good considering also his age.
I agree he might have done alright too but for injury. He seemed to have a good rapport on and off the pitch with Lukaku. Yes, his Palace stats aren't great but some times in the right conditions even average players make a big contribution. eg, Kevin Kilbane, Marcus Bent. Neither did much before or after Everton and even here they didn't have great "film reels" but – in some way, shape or form – they played a big role in a team that finished 4th.
5 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:20:51
6 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:21:21
Meanwhile can anyone tell me the avarage earnings of the average supporter as I now live in Australia were the average man earns about 60 grand a year and that's Aussi $$$ google the the exchange rate for pounds...
Yet lots of posters saying break the bank for Zuma and Gomes keep Ganna at any price.. cool just so we can stay 8th...
Its all a bit crazy... and yet we all get caught up in the bull shit...
7 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:38:33
For me, 15 players need moving out, wit 6 quality players coming in.
8 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:39:23
9 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:42:32
That said, he is one of a number we should get off of the books - Besic, McCarthy, Vlasic, Onyekuru, Niasse, Mirallas, Ramirez, Tosun.
Try and swap in some players who we will actually use.
10 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:44:35
11 Posted 16/05/2019 at 16:53:31
12 Posted 16/05/2019 at 17:06:30
13 Posted 16/05/2019 at 17:12:28
That's the way I see it, unless anyone knows and different? Of course, as pointed out by several people, there would be a significant saving of wages.
14 Posted 16/05/2019 at 17:12:54
When I first heard we were even considering him, I wasn't exactly impressed or looking forward to him joining us, but I thought £11-12M tops, couldn't believe when £25M was the figure bid for him.
Getting his wages, which are astronomic in relation to his capability, off the books will be a major bonus and to even get £7M as well it's jackpot time.
15 Posted 16/05/2019 at 17:25:49
16 Posted 16/05/2019 at 17:42:48
17 Posted 16/05/2019 at 18:02:07
If he were able to regain some semblance of his pre-injury form, there's a world in which he'd be a decent weapon off the bench... but, better to just cut our losses and get his salary off the books at this point.
18 Posted 16/05/2019 at 18:03:37
19 Posted 16/05/2019 at 18:21:06
And £3.9m p.a? That depresses me, seriously. I didn't realise that.
...fkn gin 'n' tonic time I reckon.
20 Posted 16/05/2019 at 18:22:47
If we get 7m it is good business, probably have to settle for 5m paid over 3 years.
21 Posted 16/05/2019 at 18:43:52
22 Posted 16/05/2019 at 21:12:31
His time at Everton was nothing short of disastrous, I saw nothing to convince me he could be a 'great' manager.
He came across as arrogant and aloof, certainly his tactics and recruitment policy was dreadful.
Were still feeling the effects now of his transfer policy now.
23 Posted 16/05/2019 at 21:55:53
I never understood the obsession with appointing Koeman. He has had mixed fortunes to say the least. It would be kind of the equivalent of Steve McLaren going to Udinese for a year and getting 8th place, then Inter Milan deciding to make him the highest paid manager in the country.
24 Posted 16/05/2019 at 22:12:58
It's just wrong and drives me mad!
BTW, good luck to Bolasie - exciting signing that could've worked if he hadn't had a shocking injury!
Might have, should have, could have – hindsight's a great thing but at least he had a great song!
PS - Koeman at Barca? Really?? Sentimentalist shite!!
25 Posted 16/05/2019 at 22:18:06
26 Posted 17/05/2019 at 04:39:19
27 Posted 17/05/2019 at 05:13:25
It annoys me too, Mark, habits from texting and phonetics.
28 Posted 17/05/2019 at 09:55:21
29 Posted 17/05/2019 at 10:05:35
Please tell me we are no longer paying off the charlatans contract and, if we are, will a rumoured move to Barca let us off that particularly sharp little hook?
Not that I believe Barca are that stupid but should it prove to be true maybe I can sell my retro Barca top with ‘Koeman on the back (worn once) to some unsuspecting fan before the man reveals his true worth (Sweet Fuck All).
30 Posted 17/05/2019 at 10:14:00
31 Posted 17/05/2019 at 10:32:46
Any way - good luck to Bolasie but we need to move on from mid table sides cast offs now and scout up and coming talent. The recruitment of Digne, Bernard, Gomes and Richy give me plenty of hope that were going the right way! Kind of...
32 Posted 17/05/2019 at 11:54:29
Fail to prepare, then prepare to fail, is how I saw Ronalds reign, with the only thing I was sure about, was that not much thought went into the job, from the man who is supposed to matter the most.
Bolasie wasnt or never has been an Everton type of player, again imo, but the most refreshing thing I heard last summer, came just after Marcel Brands was appointed and he said money can make people lazy, which is the kindest words you could have actually used for Koeman and Steve Walsh, who put our club back years.
33 Posted 17/05/2019 at 12:29:12
My pet hate is off of, as in, 'the ball went in off of a post'. Commonly used by southern pundits on Talk Sport and people from the south.
Another word being used more, and more, is loose instead of lose.
I'd better stop there as I have a lengthy list!
34 Posted 17/05/2019 at 12:49:02
And common in (parts of?) the US of A, I think.
And what about starting sentences with "and"?
What about tenses as well? "He's ran to the touchline".
Pedants Corner for me. (Apostrophe?!).
35 Posted 17/05/2019 at 13:02:56
You're so yesterday! Cool people who're 'on trend' start sentences with 'so'.
36 Posted 17/05/2019 at 13:08:52
37 Posted 17/05/2019 at 14:42:26
That's heard from youngsters all over town now, usually followed by ", I'm like..." or ", I'm goin' like... "
Even heard arl arses saying "Get on this, right!" before simply relating something to mates
38 Posted 17/05/2019 at 15:01:29
39 Posted 17/05/2019 at 15:14:21
40 Posted 17/05/2019 at 16:15:12
41 Posted 17/05/2019 at 22:17:04
A potential game changer, pace and power to do something different. The kind of player that will have a field day against our defence but look useless most of the time.
Someone else called him a MOTD player which I think is brilliant. Just about sums up our recent transfer policy until Brands/Silva last summer.
42 Posted 18/05/2019 at 00:14:21
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