Yannick Bolasie is close to agreeing a season-long loan move to Middlesbrough.
That is according to The Guardian who report that the player travelled to the North-East on Monday to have a medical and to have further talks with Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis.
The Democratic Republic of Congo international joined Everton two years ago in a big money move from Crystal Palace, but suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in December 2016 when playing against Manchester United, and was ruled out of action for a year. When he did return, he was unable to command a regular spot in the first team, and is now deemed surplus to requirements at Goodison Park under new manager Marco Silva.
Discussions between the two sides are ongoing, with suggestions that any deal might be structured in such a way that Middlesbrough could make the transfer permanent for a fee of £15 million, should they win promotion this year, although there is still some wrangling left to be done as to the share each club will pay of his weekly wages.
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