Bolasie joins Villa on loan

Saturday, 25 August, 2018 12comments  |  Jump to last

Everton have confirmed Yannick Bolasie's season-long loan with Aston Villa.

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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James Marshall
1 Posted 25/08/2018 at 11:29:36
Done deal, he's joined Villa for the season.
Shaun Laycock
2 Posted 25/08/2018 at 12:26:18
Season-long loan to Villa... good fit for all.
Jay Wood

3 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:14:05
All praise to Brands, I presume principally, for moving out so many players in such a short space of time that many supporters fancied we would be encumbered with, unable to find a club interested in taking these players on.

Greater clarity for both Marco Silva and the remaining players themselves who are in contention for places in the first team.

Job well done.

Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:27:24
That's an amazing 12 players out on loan.
Stephen Brown
5 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:29:18
If Lookman goes too, we could be a little short on numbers for the wide positions?!
Phil Sammon
6 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:43:14
I reckon this means Lookman ain’t goin’ nowhere, Stephen.

Good move for player and club, this one. Bolasie is a top guy. Hopefully he can get his career back on track with Villa.

Brian Cleveland
7 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:45:34
All well and good getting them all out on loan, but the other side is that their transfer value will be one years contract less when they return.
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.

Robert Leigh
8 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:59:37
Agree Phil - he can't go surely, though Silva threw DCL on the wing last week.

Walcott/Richarlison/Bernard/Lookman is a good selection, lose one and we don't look as threatening.

Matt Muzi
9 Posted 25/08/2018 at 17:16:56
My mate who is a massive Villa fan reckons there's also a buy option in the loan deal as part of the loan. So if he does well & they get promoted, who knows.
Jon Withey
10 Posted 25/08/2018 at 20:22:47
So... whatever happened to Sandro Ramirez ?

We have a vacancy on the left at the moment – who is behind Richarlison? Used to be Bolasie there.

Jim Bennings
11 Posted 26/08/2018 at 10:53:31
Such a shame it didn’t work out for Bolasie.

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 hadn’t really hit it off in a Everton shirt anyway.

Good luck to the fella!

Brian Wilkinson
12 Posted 26/08/2018 at 21:05:19
He is still here John@10, if no takers before the window shuts, he will be serving up the oranges at half time against Rotherham.

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