Everton winger Yannick Bolasie is to train with the club’s U23s until his exit from the club can be sorted.
According to The Liverpool Echo, the 31-year-old is not in first-team manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans going forwards.
The U23s started back training on Monday, and it is expected Bolasie – who cost the club £25 million in 2016 (BBC Sport) – will join them until he leaves the club.
It has been a massively frustrating period for Bolasie, whose move to Merseyside just couldn’t get going.
He suffered an ACL injury in December 2016 which put him out for a year.
Loan spells to Aston Villa, Anderlecht and Sporting CP were opportunities for him to rediscover his Crystal Palace form.
But the player has been unable to recapture his best days, and it seems the Toffees are ready to move him on now to try and get a bit of money for him.
TBR’s View – It wasn’t to be
Eyebrows were raised when Everton paid what they paid for Bolasie, but he was undoubtedly a very talented player and definitely had the potential to justify that fee.
The serious knee injury he suffered though was seemingly the beginning of the end of his best days, and it is no surprise to see Everton ready to sell.
It was always going to be difficult to show he could still be of use at Goodison Park due to his age, but his performances just haven’t been up to scratch, and the Toffees are right to seek to get his £75,000-a-week wages (Spotrac) off the bill.