According to The Evening Gazette, Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has arrived at Middlesbrough’s training complex Rockcliffe Park ahead of talks to discuss a potential season-long loan deal.
Middlesbrough missed out on Bolasie in the regular transfer market, and had even agreed a £15 million deal for the Everton man. However, complications got in the way of a permanent deal, and Boro have now turned their attention towards a loan deal for the winger.
According to the same report, the finer details of the short-term contract are yet to be agreed, but both clubs are confident that a deal can get over the line very quickly.
Bolasie attracted attention from the Premier League with former club Crystal Palace keen, as well as Sean Dyche’s Burnley. Initially, it looked as though Bolasie would prefer a move to a fellow Premier League side, but now it seems likely he will step down a division to reunite with his former manager Tony Pulis.
Pulis managed Bolasie at Crystal Palace in the 2013/14 season, and arguably had the best season of his career in English football. The pull of Pulis looks to be a huge determining factor in where the DR Congo international will play this season.
The wide man signed for Everton in a £25 million deal in 2016 from Palace, but his time at Goodison Park has been plagued with injuries. He has played just 26 times in two years for the Toffees, and has been told by new manager Marco Silva that he is not in his plans for this coming season.