Everton is on the verge of signing Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace for a deal that could cost £30 million ($39 million), making him Everton’s most expensive player ever, according to Sky Sports.
If the transfer is completed, Bolasie — who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo — would be become the second most expensive African footballer in history, behind only Sadio Mane. Mane moved from Southampton to Liverpool earlier this summer for £34 million.
Everton had already made an £18 million offer for Bolasie earlier this week, but Palace decided to hold out for much more.
Bolasie had signed a three and a half year deal with Palace last year, but it seems Everton’s offer was just too tempting for the South London club. Sky says the deal should be announced by the end of this week, pending a medical.
The Congolese winger has been at Palace since 2012, making 132 appearences. He is considered to be a big part of why the Palace moved up into the Premier League in the 2013/14 season.