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Palace must sign Yannick Bolasie ahead of Michail Antonio this summer

According to the Daily Mirror (Live Transfer blog, 05/08, 16:56), Yannick Bolasie is an option for Crystal Palace if the club fail to secure a deal for West Ham winger Michail Antonio this summer, but Roy Hodgson should make Bolasie his number one target.

What’s the story?

Sky Sports reported last month that Palace were keen on a £15m deal for Antonio, but the 28-year-old remains a Hammers player as the transfer window heads into its final few days.

The Englishman struggled with fitness and discipline last season and was limited to just 21 appearances, in which he scored three goals and provided just one assist.

Antonio for West Ham against Liverpool 2018

Palace boss Hodgson is looking to add to his squad further after completing the signings of German international midfielder Max Meyer and West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate last week. There has also been interest in star-man Wilfried Zaha from both Spurs and Chelsea but fans will be hoping the 25-year-old remains at Selhurst Park.

A better option

The Mirror (Live Transfer blog, 05/08, 16:56), reports that Bolasie is a back up option if the Eagles fail to secure Antonio but the current Everton man could actually be the better option for Palace boss Roy Hodgson.

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The 29-year-old eventually made 16 Premier League appearances for Everton in the last campaign after finally recovering from a cruciate ligament injury and if he was to discover the form that saw the Toffees cough-up £25m just two years ago it could be a shrewd piece of business by Hodgson.

The DR Congo international is unplayable on his day and if he were to form a front three with Zaha and Christian Benteke it could be an enjoyable season for the Palace faithful.

Article title: Palace must sign Yannick Bolasie ahead of Michail Antonio this summer

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