Winger Bolasie completes £25m Everton transfer

Date published: Monday 15th August 2016 2:03

Yannick Bolasie: Moved to Everton

Everton have completed the signing of Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie for a fee of around £25million.

The 27-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Goodison to June 2021 and has moved for an “undisclosed fee”.

TEAMtalk revealed last week that Bolasie “was considering his future” at Selhurst Park and Everton have now won the race for his signature with West Ham also interested.

Bolasie was a 66th-minute sub in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to West Brom, replacing Lee Chung-yong in what was his final appearance for the club.

“I’m looking forward to putting on the Everton shirt,” Bolasie told the club’s website. “This is a big club and I know all about it from having played against them over the years.

“For me, it was a no-brainer to come here. But now that I’ve come to Everton, the job is not done. I’ve got to work hard and feel my way in. I’m ready and up for the challenge.

“It’s not about the money for me. It’s about looking at the ambition of the Club and where they are trying to get to. I just like to play football.

“I just like to play football and it’s going to be really interesting to learn from someone like Ronald Koeman, who was obviously a top centre-back as a player and he played with some of the best players in the world.

“The club has made good signings, players like Ashley Williams who I know well – and I know that I’ve joined a club that not only has lots of quality players but one that produces lots of quality players, like Ross Barkley, as well.

“This season is going to be very interesting and I’m looking forward to being part of it here at Everton.”

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