Why Newcastle United should consider a loan move for Yannick Bolasie
The former Bristol City star joined Everton just over two years ago but has failed to make an impact, thanks in part to a revolving door of managers.
However, an ACL tear soon after his arrival was the biggest issue with the 29-year-old failing to hit the same heights since his return. But the Mirror has revealed that Bolasie has cut his loan spell with Aston Villa short, revealing that he wants to fight for his place under Marco Silva.
The 29-year-old has had a decent campaign so far under Dean Smith with flashes of his talent here and there. However, now that he is back and most likely not in manager Marco Silva’s plans, Newcastle United should be making a move for him. The Magpies were interested in the DR Congo international over the summer, with the Chronicle Live reporting as much.
However, no move materialized and Yannick Bolasie eventually left for Aston Villa. Meanwhile, Newcastle United have not only seen a flurry of injuries and other issues affect their team but now they are left with no viable left-back. The last few weeks have seen Matt Richie deputize as a left-back which leaves the Magpies short a player up-front.
While Christian Atsu has come into the fold, the former Chelsea star has struggled to make any impact whatsoever and Yannick Bolasie could be their answer.
The 29-year-old will fit perfectly in at either left-wing, right-wing, centre-forward or even as a second striker. However, his preferred position is as a left-winger and given Atsu’s struggles, Bolasie would slot straight into the Newcastle United first team.
A loan move would be the best deal for Newcastle, who are looking for a left-back, another winger and an attacking midfielder (via the Chronicle Live). What Rafael Benitez would prefer is someone with Premier League experience and the 29-year-old showed exactly what he could do during his spell at Crystal Palace, producing 43 goals in 144 appearances. While these aren’t world-class numbers, they’re more than enough to showcase exactly what the 29-year-old can do.
Pace, power and creativity in the final third have always been Yannick Bolasie’s main threat and maybe, under Rafael Benitez, the 29-year-old can find a new lease of life. Simply put, his career at Everton is going no-where especially with Richarlison, Bernard, Ademola Lookman and even Theo Walcott ahead of him in the pecking order.
The sooner Bolasie realises that the better for him and Newcastle United need to convince him that his future likes helping them survive the Premier League once again.