Steve Bruce expects Villa to sign Everton winger in next 24 hours

Date published: Friday 24th August 2018 11:09

Yannick Bolasie: Currently on the sidelines with a cruciate injury

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has confirmed that the club are trying to sign Everton winger Yannick Bolasie.

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.

Now, Bruce has confirmed that the club are hoping to make an announcement within the next 24 hours.

“We are trying,” the Villa manager told reporters ahead of Villa’s clash with Reading.

“We hope we can get Yannick Bolasie over the line. There’s bits and pieces to be done…still work to be done. Hopefully we can announce something later today or tomorrow.”

Bruce also commented on the arrival of Anwar El Ghazi: “He’s technically a very good player who can play on either side. He will give us more attacking options. I am sure he will please a lot of people. If we get international clearance, he will be involved.”

 

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