Newcastle United target looks set for Turkey switch as Everton winger nears Premier League exit

A trio of Turkish clubs are looking to snatch reported Newcastle United target Yannick Bolasie from Everton this summer.

Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 11:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 1:30 pm
Standard's Collins Fai and Anderlecht's Yannick Yala Bolasie fight for the ball during a soccer game between Standard de Liege and RSC Anderlecht, Sunday 03 February 2019 in Liege, on the 24th of the 'Jupiler Pro League' Belgian soccer championship season 2018-2019. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo credit should read VIRGINIE LEFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

According to Galatasaray, Besiktas and Tranzonspor are all looking to steal a march on United and Premier League rivals Southampton for the 30-year-old wideman.

Former Crystal Palace winger Bolasie is almost certain to leave Everton this summer, having been sent out on loan to Championship Aston Villa and Belgian outfit Anderlecht in the last 12 months.

Bolasie was a big-money signing by the Toffees in the summer of 2016, with the club spending more than £25m to prise the player away from South London.

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A cruciate ligament injury has hampered the DR Congo international’s time at Goodison Park.

United were linked with a temporary move for Bolasie in January, even though they had their two domestic loan slots filled. At that time Kenedy was signed from Chelsea in a temporary deal, so too Salomon Rondon from Championship side West Brom.

Bolasie played 39 games last season, scoring nine goals.