According to the Sun, Newcastle are lining up a summer move for Yannick Bolasie – with the Toffees set to demand just £7m for the winger.
Another winger or two will be needed this summer, with Kenedy heading back to Chelsea, Murphy not looking up to much and Ritchie recently moving to wing-back, however I have my doubts about this one.
Bolasie arrived at Everton for £25m three years ago and seemed an electric talent at one stage, but injuries and a resultant loss of form have seen his career decline in recent seasons.
He’s now 29 and is likely to be on big wages at Everton, so although a £7m move would seem like a potential bargain if Benitez got his career back on track, it’s a move I don’t see Mike Ashley sanctioning.
Rafa may just convince Mike to sign Rondon for £16.5m and hand an ageing Matt Ritchie a new deal, but I don’t quite see us bringing in an injury prone, out of sorts winger; even for £7m.
The former Palace winger spent the first half of the 2018/19 season on loan at Villa – scoring twice in 21 appearances – and then went on to score 4 goals in 7 league starts for Anderlecht after securing a January loan move to the Belgian giants.