|Desc||Another exciting purchase, Bolasie arrived from Crystal Palace for £27m in 2016 with a reputation as one of the fastest and trickiest wingers in the Premier League. He initially impressed, forming a partnership with Romelu Lukaku, but his form dipped before a cruel season-ending injury ruled him out for over a year. Now on loan at Sporting Lisbon, he can leave Everton for £4.5m this summer|
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2017 01 21 Retrieve
[Yannick Bolasie praises former Crystal Palace team-mate Wilfried Zaha] I do think the penny has dropped for him and, as a player - development-wise, I think with the right coach, the guy’s got ability of someone like Neymar. I’d go that far. Neymar’s at Barça, so it’s hard to compare…but the ability he’s got, it’s up there
2019 06 29 Retrieve
[Yannick Bolasie concerned about Afcon impact on Everton career] Logically, if I really wanted to think [about it], I’d just put my career first and say I’m going back to Everton. I feel myself, I’m back sharp, and I’d go and do a full preseason, which I haven’t had in two years and which makes the difference to anyone’s season. For me, it’s not a case of coming here to try and turn myself [around]. I want to play at the Africa Cup of Nations to the best of my ability, but I’m also taking [the tournament] as preparation for pre-season going into the next season
think I’ve been on top form this season. [but] my season has probably been stretched out because of the Afcon. You think: ‘I’ve got to go to the Afcon,’ and it’s just the wheels spinning, spinning, spinning. You need a little bit of a break. I don’t make any excuse, it is what it is. I’ve come to perform for my country, my heart’s in it, and I always want to do that. I enjoy doing it, and I’ve come
I always like a challenge. I think everything I’ve done has been a challenge in my football career, it’s never been straightforward.
2019 09 03 Tweet
[Prior to his move to Portugal, Bolasie had taken to social media to suggest people weren’t working in the best interests of his career] Rah man are out here playing with my career like LEGO
2020 02 08 Retrieve
[Yannick Bolasie says Bruno Fernandes has the lot] Bruno has the lot to be honest. I think he will cope fine with the expectations. When he was at Sporting he controlled all the matches. Everything Sporting did went through him. He can play with both feet and is not afraid to shoot with his left but his right foot is his main foot. He can see a pass and has good long-range passing, free-kicks and penalties.
He is at his best getting on the half turn and making passes in between the lines. He likes giving passes and likes scoring, that is his game. He knows what he can do and is good at and can link up with the forward players really well. He has his own style because he has been in Italy before but has similarities to De Bruyne, Silva and Eriksen.
Bruno likes to go and get the ball and might end up on the left side or end up on the right. He needs to play with that protection behind to give him that freedom to venture around rather than adapting to the team. It will be interesting to see how United end up using him. But he always wanted to play in the Premier League, for sure, and it is going to be a good test for him. It’s much slower in Portugal and nowhere near the Premier League’s tempo. In some of the games in Portugal he could probably coast through whereas in the Premier League no matter who you are playing, the opponents won’t let you walk over them
It is always going to be a great option and is a good move for Bruno. It is a monster of a football club, it doesn’t matter where they are right now. If you go there your life changes - on the field and off the field. He has a chance to shine but football is about results so let’s see
2020 02 27 Retrieve
[Yari Verschaeren has also improved with his left foot, as showcased on the final day of the 2018-19 campaign as a deep cross with his weaker foot enabled on-loan Everton winger Yannick Bolasie to head home against KV Oostende] I immediately noticed Yari. In the first few days I thought he was a younger brother of Eden Hazard. Then I started calling him Eden. He has a lot of potential. He makes me think a little bit of Eden Hazard. He is very handy and he can turn quickly and play very quickly
2020 02 15 Retrieve
[Bruno Fernandes’ former Sporting team-mate Yannick Bolasie back him to be successful at Old Trafford] Bruno has the lot to be honest. I think he will cope fine with the expectations. When he was at Sporting he controlled all the matches. Everything Sporting did went through him. He can play with both feet and is not afraid to shoot with his left but his right foot is his main foot. He can see a pass and has good long-range passing, free-kicks and penalties. He is at his best getting on the half turn and making passes in between the lines. He likes giving passes and likes scoring, that is his game. He knows what he can do and is good at and can link up with the forward players really well. He has his own style because he has been in Italy before but has similarities to De Bruyne, Silva and Eriksen
2020 05 24 Retrieve
[Former Crystal Palace team-mate Yannick Bolasie Wilfried Zaha has ‘a Neymar kind of ability’] I think I would have taught him some things, to be honest, some little things he would have taken from my book. When I said Wilf has a Neymar kind of ability, people were like: ‘Nah, nah, nah,’ but then they started looking and saying: ‘Actually, he does. Every season for me, he’s come out and proved he’s got better. Just in different types of ways. He’s setting up teammates, setting up people to score, he’s releasing passes quicker than I’ve seen him release passes before. I’m seeing an improvement in his whole game, he’s not just this dribbler that everyone thinks he is; he can see a pass and a through ball.
Since then [meeting], we’ve had a close bond. I know his brothers. From then, it’s just been a family thing: they check in on me sometimes, I check in on them and for me to see where he’s at today is what I expected. It is what I expected, but then for things to actually take place, that’s a different type of feeling. I’m very happy for him and what he’s doing and when I watch Palace and see him play and I feel: ‘Hmm, you could have done this there,’ I do tell him. Because I do feel like I’ve got that relationship with him. Not to try and coach him but to tell him: ‘Maybe you could have let that shot go a little bit earlier, you didn’t need to do that.’ Or whatever. I do feel like I’ve got that relationship with him and I can tell him that kind of thing. It was great playing with Wilf and also credit to Palace for bringing him through and having the confidence in him after that move to bring him back home and you can see what he’s doing now - it’s unbelievable stuff