The future of Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie has been finalised, as the midfielder has put pen to paper on a new three year contract at the club, reports Sky Sports. Bolasie’ previous deal had been scheduled to run out this summer, but the situation has now been turned into a positive one for Palace and the player.
The 25 year old first joined the Eagles in 2012, arriving from Bristol City. He played an instrumental part in the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2013, playing 48 times and scoring 3 goals across the 2012/13 campaign. Overall, Bolasie has to his name 79 first-team appearances for the Selhurst Park club. He has also made 3 international appearances for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The developments come shortly after Neil Warnock’s appointment as the new Palace manager. The former Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers boss has returned to Palace for the second time in his managerial career, having managed them between 2007 and 2010 as well.
The notoriously fiery manager has been promised funds to spend in the final weekend of this summer’s transfer window, but is clearly keen to solidify his current squad as well. Bolasie’s signing of a new deal is an indicator of how important Warnock believes the player to be, meaning that he could feature heavily within his new boss’s future plans.