Celtic fans react to Yannick Bolasie rumour
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).
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.
Bolasie to Celtic would be unreal 😭
— Aidan Mckibbens (@aidanmckibbens) August 11, 2019
He can double up as a right back or left back good defencively
— ryan mcavoy (@ryanmcavoy) August 11, 2019
Big Yannick Bolasie would cause it up here
— RBB (@bradhiya) August 11, 2019
Grey Taylor looks like a goer!
Yannick Bolasie, no chance, wages far too high!
Will prob see 2 loans from England in the next few weeks, don't know who! Benkovic only a maybe!
Stopped putting out the rumours I heard, got fed up with the abuse, even tho was pretty accurate
— Gazzaniga88🇮🇹🍀 Forza Azzurri (@the_gaz88) August 11, 2019
Yannick Bolasie? Yes please 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
— Gary (@GaryC88) August 11, 2019
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).
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.
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.