Despite signing for Everton in a £25m move two years ago, Bolasie is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park under new boss Marco Silva but he was unable to secure a permanent move to another Premier League club before the transfer deadline.
The Congolese winger who made just 29 league appearances for the Blues in a two-year spell, could have moved abroad, but has elected to drop down to the Championship on loan where it looked for a while as though he would join Boro.
His progress at Everton was halted by a serious knee injury sustained against Manchester United in December 2016, and he was never the same after that, but is looking for a personal resurgence at Villa Park.
"I'm here to make myself smile again and enjoy the game," he said. "I'll try to do that to the best of my ability for the team. Then my plans can come after that."It seems like an environment where I come enjoy coming into work and playing football again.
"It's an ideal situation for me, I'm ready to take it. I know I'm a hard worker, I know I'm a grafter, and I know coming down into the Championship is going to be tough because you're playing against good players, players who are improving, and some really good teams.
"Also the status coming down from the Premier League, everybody is going to up their game against me and I look forward to that challenge and helping Villa up the table and getting promoted."
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1 Posted 25/08/2018 at 11:29:36
2 Posted 25/08/2018 at 12:26:18
3 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:14:05
Greater clarity for both Marco Silva and the remaining players themselves who are in contention for places in the first team.
Job well done.
4 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:27:24
5 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:29:18
6 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:43:14
Good move for player and club, this one. Bolasie is a top guy. Hopefully he can get his career back on track with Villa.
7 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:45:34
Are we writing off their values completely sending them out until their contracts are up and they leave for free?
I'm not saying we have a better choice as nobody came to buy them, apart from klaassen... but it's one heck of a lot of money down the drain.
8 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:59:37
Walcott/Richarlison/Bernard/Lookman is a good selection, lose one and we don't look as threatening.
9 Posted 25/08/2018 at 17:16:56
10 Posted 25/08/2018 at 20:22:47
We have a vacancy on the left at the moment – who is behind Richarlison? Used to be Bolasie there.
11 Posted 26/08/2018 at 10:53:31
I had massive hopes for him when he signed for us and believed we had a gem of a player, he was always inconsistent but every time I saw Palace (especially against us and that lot across the park) he looked immense and like he would have certainly offered a different dimension to our stagnant attack at that time.
Makes you wonder sometimes what happens to players as even before his injury he hadnt really hit it off in a Everton shirt anyway.
Good luck to the fella!
12 Posted 26/08/2018 at 21:05:19
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