Neil Warnock has expressed his disappointment after Middlesbrough failed to bring in Yannick Bolasie on loan from Everton on Deadline Day.
It was a relatively quiet transfer window for Boro, who made five new signings over the course of the summer.
Bolasie was lined up to be signing number six, with the club entering talks with Everton over a loan deal for the winger on Deadline Day.
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A deal for Bolasie fell through in the final hours of Deadline Day, though, leaving both the club and the player disappointed after failing to strike a deal.
Speaking to Teesside Live, Warnock said that Bolasie was partly to blame for the failed deal, but wouldn’t go into detail as to why.
Warnock expressed his disappointment, though, saying: “Many things really. I’m disappointed we didn’t get him. That’s life.
“Numerous things happened in the afternoon, it wasn’t to be. Yes, I’m disappointed but we move on.
“I thought we had him most of the day but problems cropped up and we couldn’t get it over the line, it was too late.
“He was disappointed but he was partly to blame. There was things I should have known before 4 o clock about his problems at Everton and they were problems we couldn’t overcome.
“We tried to and eventually we did but it was too late. I’ve asked him why I didn’t know about this beforehand and he said he told his agent. I said why didn’t the agent tell us, he was talking to Neil (Bausor) quite a lot.”
Bolasie is out of favour at Goodison Park, and has spent the past two seasons away from the club on loan, spending time with Anderlecht and Sporting Lisbon.
Bolasie would have been a top signing for Boro and he would have been a really important player for Warnock’s side.
He is a very skilful and dangerous player who has been a threat in the Premier League in the past, and he’s the type of player Boro need.
Since losing Adama Traore to Wolves, Boro have lacked a speedy, tricky winger who can cause the opposition problems, and Bolasie is that type of player.
They will be hoping that this failed deal doesn’t come back to bite them in the future.