Newcastle may have been linked with a move for Everton’s Yannick Bolasie, but they need to set the bar higher.
The report states that Everton want £7million for Bolasie, making him an attractive option for multiple clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League.
But while financially it sounds like a decent deal, Newcastle can do better.
Bolasie is not the man for Newcastle
Bolasie is a bit of an enigma. Some of the tricks he does are crazy. A lot of the time it seems like even he doesn’t know what he’s going to do, which makes stopping him even harder.
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However, he’s a bit of a Match of the Day player. He can look good on a little highlights package, but over 90 minutes it isn’t quite the same story.
The 29-year-old has spent the past season out on loan, first at Aston Villa then at Anderlecht. His Everton career has been a bit of a bust, one which has been ruined by injury.
Age isn’t on his side and he seems a far cry from the player who was once adored at Palace for his skill and creativity.
Newcastle desperately need attacking reinforcements this summer, but Bolasie shouldn’t be one of them.