Celtic fans react to Yannick Bolasie rumour

By David Walton

August 11, 2019

Celtic supporters have been reacting to the story today that had them linked with Everton man Yannick Bolasie.

According to Goal, the left-sided midfielder looks set to depart Goodison Park this season after a spell on Merseyside hampered by injuries. The arrival of £40million man Alex Iwobi also won’t have helped his case (The Sun).

It hasn’t worked out for Yannick Bolasie at Everton (Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

The winger has only made a total of 32 appearances since signing in the summer of 2016. But despite that, he’s still apparently on £80k-per-week. That would be a monumental stumbling block in any potential move to Parkhead.

Supporters have been reacting to the link on Twitter, however. Here’s a look at some of our fanbase’s opinions on this one.




Two reasons we won’t sign Yannick Bolasie

It looks a bit of a dream deal on paper, but this just doesn’t seem realistic.

First of all, as we mentioned previously, his wages would be a huge stumbling block. We just can’t compete with those kinds of sums, and it would be down to Bolasie to determine whether he would be happy to take such a big dropdown. We won’t pretend we know exactly how much Celtic players rake in, but we all know it’s nowhere near the reported £80k-per-week Bolasie is on (Goal).

Bolasie is out of the picture at Goodison Park (Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Secondly, do we actually need him? Sure, he’s a massive talent, but looking at his injury record and the position he plays in, you have to wonder whether it would be worth the risk.

And do we honestly need another left-winger? We already have Mikey Johnston as our first choice at the moment. It’s the right time for Mikey to make the step up, and we shouldn’t make moves to halt that.

It’s now Mikey Johnston’s time to shine at Parkhead (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, we also have Lewis Morgan and Scott Sinclair in reserve. Yes, Bolasie is a better footballer than both, but should we really be splashing as much as £5m on a position we don’t necessarily need to strengthen in?

There are many more important areas of the squad that could do with some fine-tuning. Left-mid isn’t one of them. At face value, this deal looks highly unlikely. When you dig a little deeper, it doesn’t look any more probable.