"I knew I was worth it" – Yannick Bolasie on being signed by Everton for £25 million, ten years after earning £20 per game

Yannick Bolasie
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Yannick Bolasie was one of the Premier League's standout performers across the 2015/16 season, turning defenders inside-out on a weekly basis for Crystal Palace.

Still, some eyebrows were raised when Everton elected to spend a hefty £25 million on the Democratic Republic of Congo international in the summer of 2016. For Bolasie, it represented the next chapter in a career which had taken him from Non-League football to the glittering heights of England's top-flight. Ten years prior to the move, Bolasie was paid £20 after his football debut for Hillingdon.

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.