After Yannick Bolasie capped another impressive performance with a first half hat-trick against Sunderland the player caught the eye of the pundits and scouts once again, and reportedly could make a move to a top four team in the summer.
Palace manager Pardew looks to have got the best out of the tricky winger, who has been pivotal in Palace's turnaround this season, but the manager has said in the past that the player is not for sale. Put simply he should be taking his time, and not jump into any 'dream' move.
Pardew on Bolasie
Speaking to the Daily Mail last week, Pardew stated that Bolasie is at the club to learn and can't rush any potential move.
"I think Yannick knows he needs to develop more to go to a top club," he said.
Admitting that Bolasie could eventually make a switch to a club with greater chances of European football, Pardew was quick to quash any indication that the player could be easily bought.
"If he is going to go, he’s going to have to for a lot of money," the ex-Newcastle boss confirmed.
The statement came prior to the player's hard working performance in the win against Manchester City and a couple of days before the French/Congolese winger netted a first Premier League hat-trick for a Crystal Palace player.
Pardew has reshaped a Palace team around a new attacking formula, using wingers Zaha and Bolasie, to great effect, as a focal point of attack down the wings. Performances haven't gone unnoticed and Pardew has been coy about the chance of anyone pinching his dazzling trickster away from him.
"He [Bolasie] is a player who can change games and it brings unbelievable value to him. It’ll have to be a very, very big fee trust me," Pardew added.
The 'hands off' warning from Pardew is likely to dispel few though, as Bolasie has been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Everton prior to the run of brilliant form he's uncovered.
The player is contracted until 2017, but surely with the pace and trickery the 25-year-old possesses, it's only a matter of time before Palace's promises of 'personal development' become nothing but a stepping stone to a bigger side for Bolasie.
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