Why Everton should offload Yannick Bolasie
Congolese international Yannick Bolasie is set to leave Everton with the Sun reporting that his most likely destination is Turkey. Bolasie is now 30 and Marco Silva is trying to build a young and hungry side.
Bolasie has been a journeyman, having come to prominence during his four seasons at Crystal Palace. It earned him a move to Everton and after a decent run in the team under Ronald Koeman, he couldn’t really continue that form under the managers that came after him.
He also suffered because of a long-term injury and by the time he came back, things had changed at Goodison Park.
Bolasie has an x-factor as he’s an outstanding dribbler with his extremely unorthodox style. He’s almost a throwback to the days of a younger Cristiano Ronaldo, Jay-Jay Okocha and Ronaldinho but with football being far more systematic and tactical now, there’s not enough room for a luxury player like him.
Everton are already loaded in the forward areas with the likes of Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi being added, while already having Theo Walcott, Richarlison and Bernard.
Everton have adopted a new structure under director Marcel Brands with ambitious new owners in Farhad Moshiri. They’ve trusted Marco Silva to help carry the club forward and he’ll be under a lot of pressure to deliver this season.
Silva has gotten off to a decent start with an away draw in the first game of the season against Crystal Palace and a win last night at Goodison Park against his former side Watford.
Just as important as what happens on the pitch is what happens outside it and in the dressing room and getting rid of players, who are now considered to be deadwood. This is why it’s important that Silva is allowed to do his task in the best manner possible and getting rid of Bolasie falls into that category.
Read more Everton news, click here – Everton latest news
Everton have a good run of fixtures to start the season and Silva will need to use these fixtures to gain some momentum to build belief in the squad.
Everton, in the back of their minds, will be eyeing a Champions League spot but will be fairly content with a spot in the Europa League. The Toffees have a massive squad with no places for many of their players and this is a step in the right direction.