Aston Villa put in one of their worst performances of the season yesterday as Wigan Athletic defeated them 3-0 at the DW Stadium.
Goals from Gary Roberts, Michael Jacobs and Joe Garner saw Aston Villa put to the sword.
The visiting side was in poor form with several of their players below par.
But for many Aston Villa fans, there was one player who stood out above others. Yannick Bolasie again failed to provide what Aston Villa fans had expected at the start of the season.
Aston Villa won the battle to sign the Everton winger on loan for the season. The DR Congo winger arrived on a season-long deal, with Aston Villa reportedly paying the full £70,000-a-week of his wages to bring him in from Goodison Park.
However, he has failed to live up to the hype or those wages.
After finally agreeing on a deal with Aston Villa he first had to get to full fitness after prolonged spells out with knee trouble.
Since he has come into the starting XI he has just not put in the level some might have expected.
As it was during his time at Everton, he simply lacks an end product. A popular player he might be, the frustration with him continues to grow.
The fact Aston Villa are using such a large chunk of their wage bill on the player does not help matters.
Some Aston Villa fans, appear to have seen enough…
Bolasie should be standing out at this level but he’s looked league 1 standard recently #avfc
— Harry Johnson (@avfc_johnson) January 12, 2019
Bolasie is too much of a show off…he would rather meg someone than score a tap in
— andrew AVFC bailey (@82bailey) January 12, 2019
— Jamese9930 (@jamese9930) January 12, 2019
El Ghazi is a fraud, thinks he is better than he is, Bolasie is a headless chicken, was Hourihane even on the pitch today, ask for Neil Taylor calling him a donkey would be an insult to donkeys #AVFC
— Carl Arrowsmith (@Carlos_1982) January 12, 2019
Anyone else think we should send bolasie back ? For 80k per week it’s not worth it #avfc
— Andrew 🦁 (@Ajnichols144) January 12, 2019
Can we send bolasie back to Everton? Great dribbling at times but lacks an end product 9/10 times and doesn’t give enough defensive cover in what is a porous defense already. #avfc
— Adrian Venables (@APVenables) January 12, 2019
I would cancel Bolasie loan. Believe we could better spend his wage elsewhere #AVFC
— AVFCTranstweet 🇪🇬🇺🇸 (@AVFCTransTweet) January 12, 2019
my gut feeling seems to be proving rite which is bolasie is a massive waste of space the bloke gives us nothing have the same feeling with el ghazi #avfc
— Mark Nokes (@Nokes89) January 12, 2019
Bolasie is a terrible footballer. Send him back and recall Green immediately. #avfc
— Seán Looney (@Loons1487) January 12, 2019
are we seriously paying bolasie 70k a week!??!! #avfc
— The_Nine (@grant_liddall) January 12, 2019
Not one for rash statements but send Bolasie back to Everton. Genuinely one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen from a Villa player and he’s costing a fortune. We need to plan for next season and he’s just costing another players development #avfc #utv
— Camilla Payne (@CamillaPayne7) January 12, 2019
This has to be one of the worst Villa performances I’ve ever seen. Bolasie has no end product whatsoever🤔#avfc
— Henry Naylor (@hjn_99) January 12, 2019
Baffled how Bolasie has managed to stay on the pitch. One down and swapping a defender? I’m lost! #AVFC
— VTID (@VTID11) January 12, 2019
Bolasie has been dreadful #avfc
— Mark Weston (@b26westy) January 12, 2019
Bolasie’s final ball is woeful 90%+ of the time. #AVFC
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) January 12, 2019