Yannick Bolasie appears to be on his way out of Everton this summer. TeamTALK reported yesterday that the DR Congo winger is in danger of being left out of Everton’s 25-man Premier League squad. They also suggest, should Everton fail to find a buyer by Thursday’s deadline, Championship teams could be in luck with a loan move.
If that is the case, then Middlesbrough must make a move.
The Teessiders are set to lose their star winger. Adama Traore is all set for a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bolasie would be the perfect replacement.
Everton paid £25 million to sign Bolasie from Crystal Palace in 2016. His ability and skill are not in question. Injury has impacted his time at Goodison Park but he is now fully fit. Bolasie would, therefore, be a bargain if snapped up on a reasonable loan.
“I’ve got a lot of time for Tony Pulis. Yeah (I was sad when he left), a little bit. He’s the one that gave me a lot of confidence. He come in and told me to believe in myself. He kept telling me I’m a ‘top, top player’. Those exact words. And I’d laugh at it. I’d go: ‘Ha ha’. But he said: ‘No, I’m being serious.’”
Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis also knows him well. The Welshman got the best out of Bolasie during his spell working as Crystal Palace manager.
It was a working relationship that was clearly profitable for both parties. It was the sort of form he exhibited under Pulis, that led Everton to spend big on the electric winger two years ago.
If Middlesbrough boss Pulis can lure Bolasie back for a reunion, then they might just have their Traore replacement.