The Boss Confirms Liverpool Target Has Agreed To Sign Three Years Deal

Congolese footballer Yannick Bolasie – a Liverpool target – has signed a fresh three-and-a-half year contract at Crystal Palace, as per the Mirror, making it all difficult for the Reds to get him.

Palace’s boss Alan Pardew is delighted that his coveted winger has signed a new contract at the club, and is now aiming to continue to help the player to develop his weak side of the game.

Bolasie, 26, was hotly tipped to leave Selhurst Park during the summer, with clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea eyeing the winger’s signature. The Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers was more keen on Bolasie but the player opted to remain with the Eagles and has now committed himself to the cause of the club until 2019.

Last season, Bolasie’s brilliant form helped the South London club finish in the top 10 of the English top flight last term, with the former Bristol City attacker scoring four goals and creating 45 chances for the

The former Bristol City attacker scored four goals for Palace last season and created 45 chances for the Eagles. Bolasie, who has been capped 20 times by DR Congo, started his footballing career at Rushden and Diamonds in 2005 and had played for Hillingdon Floriana, Plymouth, Barnet and Bristol City before joining the Eagles.

After the agreement by both the Eagles and Bolasie, Pardew revealed his delight and is eager to see what the Congolese forward will do next.

“Here’s your headline – Yannick has just agreed to sign a three-and-a-half year extension,” said the former Newcastle United boss.

“I’ve said all along that he needs to deliver in the final moments in matches. Once he starts doing that he won’t be here – whatever the length of time we have on that contract.

“So my first priority was to secure him. Now I have to develop him further and if I can and take this club forward, that’s great. And if a big club comes in then I’ll use that to take the club forward again – it’s a simple equation.”

Liverpool now have a huge mountain to climb if they are to sign Bolasie, as the new deal will certainly increase his fee and the Reds could be deterred by that.