Aston Villa to hijack Middlesbrough’s bid for Everton winger

Date published: Tuesday 21st August 2018 3:39

Everton Yannick Bolasie

Aston Villa are set to make a late move for Everton’s Yannick Bolasie as they look to hijack Middlesbrough’s deal for the winger, according to reports.

Bolasie failed to secure a move to a Premier League rival before the August 9 deadline and now he could have to drop down to the Championship to get his career going again.

The DR Congo international injured his cruciate ligament not long after joining the Toffees in 2016 and has struggled to nail down a spot in the Everton side.

And Birmingham Live claims that Villa will hold talks with Bolasie today after he had talks with Middlesbrough on Monday.

Steve Bruce is looking to add two new wingers as well as a striker before the end of the loan window in the EFL.

Sheyi Ojo and Tammy Abraham are understood to be two of his other targets as Bruce looks to build a Villa side capable of finishing in the top two this campaign.

The form of Richarlison and Theo Walcott early on in the Premier League season means it is unlikely that Bolasie will get a look in this term.

It is now up to the 29-year-old to decide his future after sources told Birmingham Live that Boro were confident of tying up a deal for Bolasie.

 

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