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Everton complete signing of Bolasie from Crystal Palace

Everton have signed DR Congo international midfielder Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace on a five-year deal for £25m.

Twenty-Seven year old Bolasie,  spent four seasons with Palace after joining the London side from Bristol City in 2012.

He played 143 times for Palace scoring 13 goals, and came on as a substitutein Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by West Brom.

Bolasie said the move to Merseyside was a “no-brainer”, adding: “Now that I’ve come to Everton, the job is not done. I’ve got to work hard and feel my way in. I’m ready and up for the challenge.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman said: “Yannick is a player who has been a long time on my radar because he’s the type of winger I like – fast, strong and he can play different positions in the forward line.”

Bolasie is Everton’s fourth major signing of the summer.

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