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Yannick Bolasie rated at £60m by Alan Pardew

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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has insisted that in-form winger Yannick Bolasie is worth between £40-£60 million. 

As reported by The Sun, the Eagles boss has suggested that his players are undervalued, claiming that the likes of Bolasie, Jason Puncheon and Damien Delaney are starting to prove their credentials week in, week out. 

In fact, Bolasie has been in sensational form of late, playing a key role in his side's rise up the Premier League table under the Pardew regime. 

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The wide-man, of course, was the star of the show as Palace beat struggling Sunderland by four goals to one earlier this month, as he struck a fine hat-trick in the convincing win at the Stadium of Light.

And, unsurprisingly, he's not short of admirers, with Liverpool seemingly interested in bringing him to Anfield in the summer transfer window. 

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Price-tag

Pardew, though, appears to be ready to fight to keep the DR Congo international at the club, placing a gigantic price-tag on his shoulders. 

Speaking to reporters, the Palace boss claimed: “I’ll sell Yannick, if someone wants to give me £40m, £60m, that would be good.

“Our players are undervalued. But it’s only our second year in the Prem and that’s understandable — you need to put your credentials out there every week.

“The players are starting to do that — Bolasie, Jason Puncheon, Damien Delaney. And when I hear figures talked about players — they are not even close.”

He'd suit Liverpool 

Ok, so it's obvious that Liverpool aren't going to place a £60m or even a £40m bid for Bolasie, but you can hardly blame Pardew for attempting to put the Merseyside club off in their pursuit of him. 

At the end of the day, especially in recent months, Bolasie has been fantastic, and only looks set to go from strength-to-strength as he continues to develop in the Premier League. 

When on the ball, he's a constant threat to the opposition, always looking to run at defences and cause havoc. If the Reds manage to keep hold of Raheem Sterling, then they'd be a formidable force with the likes of Adam Lallana and Bolasie in the same XI, if Rodgers could find a way of playing them all.

It certainly won't be easy for Liverpool to sign him, but it may well be worth them giving it a good go this summer. 

Liverpool fans: How much is Bolasie worth? Do you need him? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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