Middlesbrough could reignite their interest in Yannick Bolasie, according to Football Insider.
The Everton winger is way down the pecking order at Goodison Park and looks set to be allowed to move on once the January transfer window reopens.
Neil Warnock almost completed a deal to sign the former Crystal Palace man in the summer, however the deal fell through at the last minute.
But could be a good signing for Middlesbrough?
The team at FLW have their say…
This makes sense for both parties involved.
Bolasie hasn’t been given a chance to impress for Everton this season, so it would make sense if he was heading for the exit door in the January transfer window.
Middlesbrough could certainly benefit from signing a player of his quality, as he’ll be eager to prove himself after a frustrating few seasons with the Toffees.
They’re keen to get their man evidently, as they almost signed him in the last transfer window, and I think he’d be a solid addition to Neil Warnock’s team as they look to challenge for a top-six finish.
Competition for places is never a bad dilemma to have for a manager, and he’d fancy his chances of challenging the likes of Marcus Tavernier and Duncan Watmore for a starting spot in the Middlesbrough squad for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
It would be a shrewd addition to the Boro team.
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This would be a fantastic signing for Middlesbrough, in my eyes.
Neil Warnock has worked his magic at the Riverside but they still look a side that is often lacking in creativity and flair.
Bolasie has proven in his career that he has both in abundance and so could be just what Boro need.
The winger is clearly excess to requirements at Everton and this would be a smart move for the Championship outfit as long as they ensure it’s good value for money.
If you look at the Middlesbrough squad, they do need a little bit more variety going forwards.
Warnock hasn’t made a secret of that and I think Bolasie is the type of player that the Boro boss will enjoy working with given his unpredictability on the flank.
For me, Boro are a side that are very workman-like, who can get themselves into top-six contention, but they need that X-Factor to get them into the top-six.
Bolasie probably brings that to this Boro side.
If he can buy into what Warnock is doing, it could be a great match.