Leeds making a summer swoop for this 29-year-old Everton speedster would be a brilliant forward step by Bielsa

Leeds United opinion: Bielsa should make a move for Yannick Bolasie

Calciomercato has reported that Leeds United are interested in making a move for Everton star Yannick Bolasie. While the 29-year-old is contracted to Everton, he’s currently at loan with Anderlecht, where he has done relatively well this season.

So far, he has four goals to his name in seven appearances, which is more than what he had for Aston Villa.

Bolasie struggled on loan in the Championship, with form affecting his ability to do more for the club in the first half of the season. He did produce 7 goals in 21 appearances for the Lions but he struggled in the first half of season, with a large majority of his appearances coming off the bench.

However, for Leeds Untied, it’s a move that would do them a lot of good if they do make it to the Premier League. At the moment, the Whites have finally found their form, winning four of their last five games, which has pushed them back into contention for a promotion spot. 

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The top spot might just be out of their reach, as Norwich City have a five-point lead. That might be unassailable for Marcelo Bielsa and his men, but they need to make sure they keep their spot in the top two.

If anything, the Whites have been off and on lately, with the wide areas being the problem. While Jack Clarke’s emergence has been downright brilliant and Pablo Hernandez has been a revelation at 33 years of age, the club needs a change. Both Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas haven’t really had their best season.

Things need to change and if they do manage to make it to the Premier League, it is not something that can continue for the club. Someone like Yannick Bolasie will change the side and the 29-year-old’s experience will prove to be vital.

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Moreover, Bolasie has shown that he can score goals on occasions and has provided an average of five assists a season. While those aren’t world-class figures, it’s something more than what either Alioski or Dallas have managed over the last few seasons.

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Leeds United making a move for Yannick Bolasie will definitely help them, especially if they make it into the Premier League. His experience and clinical nature in front of goal will definitely help Bielsa’s side and it’s a move that they will regret if they do not make.

Written by Siddhant Lazar

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