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Everton man speaks out on collapse of deadline day move to Championship club

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Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has revealed his disappointment at failing to secure a move to Middlesbrough on the final day of the summer transfer window on Friday.

Reports had emerged on Friday claiming that ‘Boro were working on bringing the 31-year-old to the Riverside on loan for the rest of the season.

Ultimately however, no deal materialised, although it seems that was not for the want of trying from all parties.

Taking to Twitter after the market had closed on Friday night, Bolasie revealed that required paperwork had been signed and sent off for the move to be completed, only for it to fail to beat the deadline.

The winger also went on to pay tribute to ‘Boro manager Neil Warnock for keeping faith him, and suggested he would have been taking some sort of significant pay cut to make the move.

Responding to a Middlesbrough fan questioning if the move had fallen through due to errors from the Championship club, Bolasie then went on to explain that it was through no fault of ‘Boro, but merely a case of running out of time.

Bolasie will now return to Everton – where he has just under 12 months remaining on his contract – for the time being, with the January transfer window now looking like being his next chance to secure his departure from Goodison Park, having not played competitively for the Merseyside club since 2018.

The Verdict

This feels like it will be frustrating for all concerned.

Bolasie could have been a useful asset for ‘Boro given his top-flight experience, while also giving him the game time he would have wanted, and looks unlikely to get at Everton this season.

That being said, this is the way the transfer window can go at times, and you have to wonder whether ‘Boro can afford to wait to go back in for Bolasie in January, or if they will have to enter the free agent market in the next few days.

Even so, you have to admire Bolasie for his openness here, and you do hope that things work out for him one way or another in the next few months.


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