Neil Warnock has put to bed any rumours of a January move away from the club for man of the moment, Yannick Bolasie.
Speaking to the press ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures, the Palace manager claimed that the Congolese International was already at the perfect club, given the backing he regularly receives from the supporters, all of whom encourage him to play his natural game.
Yannick won’t be going anywhere in January, no chance. He’s a great lad, and the top clubs won’t know what he can and can’t do.
I think he’s made to measure for Palace if I’m honest, they’re that type of club, the stage, the fans. Once again, it’s whether he can keep the consistency now. You know, he’s had two or three quiet games, but we’ve got three games in a week coming up, so he needs to perform in those games, like he did against Liverpool.
It’s encouraging to hear the manager come out with such a categorical denial that Bolasie could be on the move in the New Year, with a huge amount of hype surrounding him this week, thanks to his exploits against Brendan Rodgers’ side last Sunday, but it reality, regular performances akin to that would see almost every major club in Europe sit up and take notice.
Unfortunately for the winger, prior to the visit of Liverpool, his form had been a tad shaky, no doubt leading Warnock to the comments above about his level of consistency from week to week. There’s no doubting his talent, with every single Palace fan elated to see him showcasing it to full effect last weekend, but between now and his departure for the African Cup Of Nations, a run of similar outings would see the level of interest in him skyrocket into a whole new level.
Not bad going for a bargain buy from Bristol City.