Pardew says club have no intention of selling winger Yannick Bolasie.
New Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has set out of his determination to keep the Eagles’ key players at Selhurst Park as they battle against relegation from the Premier League, with the Express reporting that the former Newcastle United boss has insisted that it would take an “extraordinary” bid for his new charges to consider selling electrifying winger Yannick Bolasie.
Bolasie, who cost the Eagles just £500,000 when he signed from Bristol City two years ago, has been the club’s stand out performer this season with his raw pace and dribbling ability on the flanks making him a nightmare for Premier League defences to deal with – his performance in the 3-1 win against Liverpool in south London being a particular highlight.
With the equally tricky Wilfried Zaha on the other wing and Jason Puncheon also available as an option, Pardew is likely to view his side’s pace and trickery in wide areas as their most likely route to Premier League survival, so it is no surprise that selling Bolasie appears to be out of the question.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for the DR Congo international, perhaps on account of his devastating displays against Brendan Rodgers’ men, but it appears that the Reds may have to look elsewhere if they do not want to pay over the odds.