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Fenerbahce and Everton negotiating over Bolasie loan

Is the tricky winger on his way out at Goodison Park?

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UPDATE: June 15th, 8:30am EST

Milliyet (via SportWitness) are saying that Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli (formerly of Liverpool) has already met with the player, and it remains in Marco Silva’s hands if he wants the player or not.


Fenerbahce have made an offer for Yannick Bolasie, according to Turkish news outlet Milliyet. There is set to be an overhaul of the squad this summer as Marcel Brands and Marco Silva look to reduce a bloated playing squad from 38 to between 25-30.

At this moment there appears to be only a select few who are safe from the chop and Bolasie is not one of those. While he is not on the sell list, so to speak, there is a belief that is future at the club is far from certain given he has failed to impress in an Everton shirt since arriving from Crystal Palace.

This appears to have caught the attention of Fenerbahce, who are now pushing forward with a move for the Congo winger. Milliyet reports that sporting director Damien Comolli has identified Bolasie as a target this summer as he looks to improve their squad.

Everton are reportedly looking to sell Bolasie but would also be willing to loan him out and Comolli has already presented a financial package that the Blues have deemed is acceptable.

According to the report Bolasie was at first not keen on the move, particularly playing in Turkey, but has had his fears allayed following a talk with Turkish striker Cenk Tosun. As a result, a move is now progressing with Fenerbahce presumably keen to get it done as soon as possible.

The Everton angle

First and foremost, Turkish sources are always a little bit suspicious and often they can come from mistranslation.

However, this one could make sense. Bolasie is among the bigger earners at Everton and with the club keen to bring the wage bill down, shipping him out would be among a priority.

More so if new duo Silva and Brands have identified he is a player who is not justifying such a wage packet, which is certainly a fair argument.

Moving him on would also make sense if there are plans to give Ademola Lookman more football next season.

However, there is also an argument to be made that Bolasie is the kind of player that could flourish under an attacking manager such as Brands and should be given his chance to do so.