Middlesbrough have enjoyed a decent start to the season, although recent results have shown that reinforcements are needed in the January window.
With no side having conceded fewer than Boro, it’s clear that those new recruits in the New Year have to be in the final third.
And, there was good news on that front for the Teesside outfit, with Football Insider stating that Boro will revisit a deal for Yannick Bolasie from Everton.
The winger was close to joining in the previous window, and we outline THREE reasons why going back for the 31-year-old is a no-brainer…
Boro need more attacking quality
As touched upon, Boro are just not scoring enough goals. 16 in 17 is not the sort of record that a promotion-winning side delivers, so it has to change, and Bolasie will help on that front.
The wide man has pace, power and an unpredictability that makes his difficult to stop. If he plays in the XI, goals will follow.
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He has a point to prove
Bolasie has made it clear that he was hugely frustrated not to secure a move away in the previous window, and he is a player that just loves getting games each week.
Having endured a frustrating few months at Goodison Park, with Carlo Ancelotti not using the ex-Aston Villa man, Bolasie will be eager to show what he can do.
He is available
January is a notoriously difficult month when it comes to bringing players in, as clubs are known to raise prices or refuse to sell.
However, that’s not going to be an issue with Bolasie. He is completely frozen out at Everton, and won’t get a chance. So, this can get done very quickly, which is a major boost.