Everton are said to eyeing a swoop for Wilfried Zaha, and the Toffees can kill two birds with one stone by using Yannick Bolasie as part of the deal.
According to The Mirror, Marco Silva wants to build his attack around Zaha, after the tricky winger rejected a new contract at Crystal Palace.
Palace are trying desperately to keep their prized asset, so the 25 year-old will only be available for a mega money bid, which is why the Toffees should sweeten the pot by offering Bolasie as a makeweight.
With the gap between the end of the World Cup and the end of the transfer window so tight, teams will be extremely hesitant to lose players without a replacement lined up, so the Eagles could be more willing to sell if Bolasie joined with some cash to invest in other areas.
The Toffees meanwhile need to trim their oversized squad and wage bill, and dumping an unwanted player while adding a potential superstar would be an absolute stroke of genius from Silva and Marcel Brands.
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Bolasie and Zaha have both always shown tremendous ability, but while one has started to add end product to his game the other has faltered, and the Toffees simply must upgrade at left wing this summer.
Zaha is four years younger than the Everton man, and having scored nine league goals last season is ready to step into his prime and add consistency to his incredible talent.
The former Manchester United man completed a simply ridiculous 4.1 dribbles per game last season, and added nearly two key passes per game, so he could be a huge asset for getting the best out of Cenk Tosun.
He added three assists to go with his nine league goals, and that’s not including all the penalties he won. His high chance creation shows he should probably have a lot more assists as well, which is appropriately representative of Christian Benteke’s finishing ability.
He wouldn’t be afraid to get stuck in with Silva’s high tempo pressing either, averaging one tackle per game last season.
The Toffees would probably have to make him their highest paid player, but it would be worth it to land a marquee signing that will get fans off their seats every time he has the ball.
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