Former Crystal Palace superstar now want one more season with crystal palace before retiring.

Former Everton and Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie is said to want one more season in the Premier League before retiring.

The 34-year-old left Turkish team Caykur Rizespor at the end of last season and is now looking for a new club.

Bolasie, who has struggled with injuries throughout his career, enjoyed a solid season in Turkey’s second tier last season.

He scored 17 goals in 26 league appearances for Rizespor, helping them reclaim their place in the Super Lig.

Bolasie had a four-year successful spell with Crystal Palace. There, he appeared in 144 games across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and assisting on 30 others.

His performances at Selhurst Park earned him a £25 million move to Everton in 2016. However, he suffered a cruciate ligament injury shortly after arriving at Goodison Park, which began the downward spiral of his Premier League career.

Yannick Bolasie statistics history, goals, assists, game log - Rizespor

Bolasie also had loan spells at Aston Villa, Anderlecht, and Sporting Lisbon, but he was never able to replicate his form for Crystal Palace.

Bolasie now wants one more chance to show that he can still perform at the greatest level.

Bolasie eyeing a ‘new challenge’ in Europe’s ‘Big Five’
According to French outlet Foot Mercato, Bolasie ‘wants a new challenge’ in a ‘European Big Five club.’

The report notes that the DR Congo international’s preference would be a return to England, or would consider ‘evolving’ in France – where he played as a youngster before moving to England.

Discussions are reportedly ‘underway’ with several European clubs and there is ‘a belief’ that a deal could be struck ‘quickly.’ It isn’t clear at this stage whether any of those clubs are from the Premier League.

It’s stated that Bolasie remains ‘in good shape’ despite the injuries he has faced throughout his career.

Despite his wishes, given his age and track record, it seems far more likely that Bolasie would join a Championship club rather than a Premier League one.

With that in mind, it will be interesting to see if any English teams take a punt on him in the next few days.

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