Newcastle weigh up £15m move for explosive winger amid interest from Liverpool and Spurs

HAT-TRICK ... Yannick Bolasie, right, and Alan Pardew.
HAT-TRICK ... Yannick Bolasie, right, and Alan Pardew.

NEWCASTLE United are weighing up a £15m move for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, according to a report today.

Everton and Stoke City are also reportedly keen on the 26-year-old.

He’s a talented footballer, and I worked with him every single day at Plymouth. I know he has a bright future ahead of him.

John Carver

Bolasie – who scored a hat-trick against Sunderland earlier this month for Alan Pardew’s side – is said to be looking to leave Selhurst Park this summer.

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are also reportedly monitoring the situation.

Palace bought DR Congo international Bolasie – who worked with Newcastle head coach John Carver at Plymouth Argyle early in his career – from Bristol City three years ago for a reported £300,000.

The Daily Mirror claim the fee would be £10m plus up to £5m in add-ons.

Speaking after United’s 1-1 draw against Palace at Selhurst Park in February, Carver said: “I know all about Yannick Bolasie.

“He’s a talented footballer ,and I worked with him ever single day at Plymouth. I know he has a bright future ahead of him. He’s a talent.

“You saw from his first touch, he shifts the ball quickly and puts a quality ball in the box and they score from it.”

Carver made a tactical change late in the game to stop Bolasie, who set up Fraizer Campbell’s equaliser.

He added: “I was concerned that he would do that again and we would lose the game, so I had to do something about it.

“Sometimes you have to take off your flair players to get something out of the game.”

Newcastle are planning for a summer rebuild of a squad which lacks quality and numbers.