Villa Look To Nab Premier League Winger On Loan

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Aston Villa are keen on signing Yannick Bolasie on a season-long loan from Everton, reports the Birmingham Mail.

The winger signed for the Toffees in 2016 but suffered a knee ligament injury against Manchester United in December of that year. He returned to first-team action against West Bromwich Albion a year later in December 2017.

Bolasie attracted a great deal of attention during last week’s frenzied deadline day activity but Everton, despite deeming the winger surplus to requirements, were unwilling to let the DR Congo international leave on a permanent move.

His fate appears sealed; Bolasie was left out of Marco Silva’s first Premier League squad for yesterday’s fixture at Wolves, which ended in a 2 – 2 draw.

It’s opened the door for Villa, who face competition from Middlesbrough, to sign the former Crystal Palace attacker on loan. EFL Championship clubs can strike loan deals until 31st August.

Tony Pulis’ side is looking to replace Adama Traore who left the Riverside last week for Molineux, becoming Wolverhampton Wanderers record signing in a £18m deal.

The former Barcelona and Aston Villa winger impressed during the Teesiders run to last season’s promotion play-offs. Pulis is keen to bring in another winger to replace him.