The Mirror have reported that Middlesbrough’s move for Yannick Bolasie has taken a huge hit – with Burnley and Crystal Palace joining the race to sign the winger on loan – whilst Middlesbrough want to bring in the midfielder on a permanent £15m deal.
The big issue in a deal for any potential deal for Bolasie with Middlesbrough is the fact that the winger has expressed that he wants to stay in the Premier League; when ultimately Middlesbrough can’t offer him that guarantee. Additionally, with his former employers Palace reportedly interested in bringing him back to Selhurst Park, he may find it hard to turn down his former club, in which he enjoyed so much success.
Middlesbrough’s interest in Bolasie is likely to have been driven by Tony Pulis who spent time with Bolasie during his time with Crystal Palace and although it would give the winger the chance to link up with his former boss who he enjoyed so much success with in the past.
Any permanent deal for Bolasie is thought to be around £15m which would be £10m less than the original £25m fee that Everton paid to bring the winger from Selhurst Park in the first place.
Middlesbrough are thought to have an abundance of cash, after selling winger Adama Traore to Premier League Wolves for £20m and defender Ben Gibson to Burnley for £15m – so they can easilly affrord Bolasie; the issue is convincing the player to come to the Championship before the window shuts at 5pm today.