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Everton's Yannick Bolasie joins Aston Villa on season-long loan

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan.

Bolasie becomes Villa's fourth loan signing of the summer after Andre Moreira, Axel Tuanzebe and Anwar El Ghazi.

They have also signed Orjan Nyland and John McGinn on permanent deals as Steve Bruce looks to mount another promotion challenge.

"I'm here to make myself smile again and use all of my ability to try and help the team," he told Aston Villa's YouTube channel. "It's great to be here."

Villa reportedly fought off interest from Middlesbrough to sign Bolasie on loan, and was pictured at Villa Park during their 2-2 draw with Brentford on Wednesday.

Bolasie has plenty of Championship experience, and won promotion via the playoffs with Crystal Palace in 2013.

He joined Everton for a reported £25 million fee in 2016, and has scored two goals in 32 games in all competitions for them.

In December 2016, he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in a match against Manchester United, keeping him out for over a year, eventually returning on Boxing Day in 2017.

The summer signings of Richarlison and Bernard means Bolasie has found himself further down the pecking order at Goodison Park.


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