Everton can cash in on veteran flop this summer


Everton’s excellent summer transfer window has brought more ins than outs.

The Toffees have made aggressive moves to strengthen Carlo Ancelotti’s squad in this window, bringing in a number of exceptional acquisitions.

Allan has arrived from Serie A side Napoli, while Abdoulaye Doucoure has also come in from Watford.

James Rodriguez’s signing from Real Madrid has also sprinkled some stardust on Goodison Park.

However, there have been precious little departures.

Morgan Schneiderlin has moved to OGC Nice, while Kieran Dowell is the only other player to fetch a fee, moving to Norwich City.


Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Luke Garbutt have both left on free transfers, too, to Ajax and Blackpool respectively.

And it now appears that they could have the option to shift another unwanted player: Yannick Bolasie.

Sport Witness carries a report from Demiroren Haber Agency, claiming that Besiktas are interested in snapping up the Toffees winger.


Bolasie has not played in the Premier League since the 2017/18 season, since going out on loan with Aston Villa, Anderlecht, and Sporting Lisbon.

He has a contract until 2021, though, and this could be the final chance for Everton to receive a fee for him.

Besiktas are said to be looking to sign an attacking player, having been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid man Nikola Kalinic, though that has yet to bear any fruit.


Bolasie is said to be seen as a potential alternative.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Everton really do need to let Bolasie go.

He hasn’t been in the plans of the Goodison Park club for two years now, and moving him on is just a kindness at this point following his flopping on Merseyside.

Loaning him out again doesn’t make all that much sense, especially given that his contract is up at the end of the season.


Thus, trying to extract a fee from Besiktas before Monday’s transfer deadline is the sensible route for Everton to take.

It would give Bolasie a fresh start – he is 31 – and also boost the coffers somewhat after such a busy summer of recruitment.

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