Crystal Palace stick £40m price tag on Liverpool target

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 7:15pm by Adam Banks

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has announced Yannick Bolasie will only go to a club like Liverpool if the Eagles receive at least £40m for the wide-man, according to reports.

The winger has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks after the 25-year-old held up an impressive season for Crystal Palace.

However, Eagles boss Alan Pardew insists the DR Congo international will only be sold to an interested club should Palace receive the huge asking price for the player in this summers transfer window.

“If someone wants to give me £40m-£60m [for Bolasie], somewhere in there, that would be good. I’d take it and we’d build the team around that money,” Pardew said.

“Everyone has a price, of course. I can think of a situation I had at Newcastle in the last hour of the transfer window – a team that wasn’t great and not far away from the relegation zone and we accepted £30m for Andy Carroll.

“Now, at that time, I said to the chairman it was a gamble because we were by no means secure but we did it and we spent the money wisely and ended up with a very, very good team.

“It is about the right price for the right player and then you have to build on that.

“If a manager wants to ring me up, I’ll talk to them and give them a proper price.”

Crystal Palace are currently eleventh in the Barclays Premier League having accumulated 42 points, with Liverpool in fifth on 57 points.