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DRC's Yannick Bolasie signs for Everton for undisclosed fee

DRC's Yannick Bolasie signs for Everton for undisclosed fee

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English Premier league side, Everton have announced the signing of Democratic Republic of Congo international, Yannick Bolasie, from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old agreed a five-year deal to move to Goodison Park. He becomes the fourth senior signing of the summer transfer window for manager Ronald Koeman.

“I’m looking forward to putting on the Everton shirt,” Bolasie told evertonfc.com.

For me, it was a no-brainer to come here. But now that I’ve come to Everton, the job is not done. I’ve got to work hard and feel my way in. I’m ready and up for the challenge.

“This is a big club and I know all about it from having played against them over the years. For me, it was a no-brainer to come here. But now that I’ve come to Everton, the job is not done. I’ve got to work hard and feel my way in. I’m ready and up for the challenge,” he said.

Bolaise joins Everton after four seasons with Crystal Palace, who he joined from Bristol City in August 2012. He has scored nine times and had 13 assists in the 90 appearances he has made in the Premier League.

His new manager said he was delighted to complete a deal for the attacking midfielder, who he believes will further strengthen Everton side as they compete in the new league season.

Everton started the new season with a one-all draw against Tottenham Hotspurs. Bolasie came on as a subsititute in Palaces’s match day one fixture which they lost by a goal to West Bromwich Albion.

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