Pardew wants £40m for Bolasie

Date published: Thursday 23rd April 2015 10:47

Pardew claims all his players are “undervalued” and is ready to fend off big-money bids for his in-demand stars like Bolasie and defender Scott Dann.

Democratic Republic of Congo star Bolasie joined Palace for around £400,000 from Bristol City in 2012 but has impressed in the Premier League this season and recently scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 win at Sunderland.

Last week Pardew slapped a £20m price tag on the 25-year-old’s head with Liverpool circling and that figure already appears to have increased.

“I’ll sell Yannick, if someone wants to give me £40m to £60m, somewhere in there, that would be good,” Pardew said.

“I’ll take it and we’ll build the team around that money. Every player has a price, of course.

“All these players here are undervalued, in my opinion. This is a top-10 team at the moment, top 12, yet if you put the valuation of our squad against any of the other teams above us, and some below, it’s not right.

“So I’m going to address that. Anyone who rings me up will get a proper price.

“It’s only our second year in the Premier League so it’s understandable (if players are undervalued).

“You need to put your credentials there every week. I think these players are starting to do that now; Bolasie, (Jason) Puncheon, (Joel) Ward, (Damien) Delaney.

“Therefore when I hear figures being talked about players, they are not even close to where I value these players.

“It’s very easy to address: a manager has to ring me up and I will tell him the price, and that will be addressed.”

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