Aston Villa announced via their club website on Monday that winger Yannick Bolasie has exercised an option to end his season-long loan deal from Everton early, and Villa fans were quick to react to the club’s Twitter update.
We can confirm that @YannickBolasie is returning to parent club Everton.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 21, 2019
Following some long-term injury issues, the 29-year-old joined the Championship outfit on a temporary basis during the summer transfer window to try and regain his form and help the Midlands outfit get back to the Premier League, but he has struggled to make an impact in England’s second tier.
The Democratic Republic of Congo international departs Villa Park having scored two goals and provided a further four assists in 21 Championship appearances, as per Whoscored – a somewhat disappointing return for all parties involved.
Bolasie will now either hope that he is given the opportunity to fight for a spot at Goodison Park or join another club, while Dean Smith will surely look to replace the wide man this month considering the likes of Anwar El Ghazi and Albert Adomah haven’t been in great form either.
Aston Villa supporters took to social media to have their say on the first-team update. Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Cheers Yannick. Glimpses of the player you could be but overall just too inconsistent. Not worth 70k a week.
— EJ (@VillaofAston101) January 21, 2019
That wage could go towards 4 hungry young players.. time to unload the baggage
— driveitpaddy (@driveitpaddy83) January 21, 2019
Good player but too expensive for us to keep as an impact sub. Money could be better spent elsewhere. Wish him well for the future though
— The Brooks (@thebrooks77) January 21, 2019
— Alisha ? (@alishaavfc) January 21, 2019
Sensible decision. Those wages would cover 3-4 very good championship players.
— Scott (@whiskymist82) January 21, 2019
Never properly worked. Effort hasn’t been enough for a few weeks. Good luck
— Tom Hendry (@TomhendryAV) January 21, 2019
Send el ghazi back as well
— Liam Sadler (@LiamSadler_27) January 21, 2019
Absolute joke, promotion done
— Racks (@RacksOfficial) January 21, 2019
Pretty average player on 80k should be destroying championship defences but yet another shocking signing from Steve Bruce
— Wayne Hopkins (@hoppo1975) January 21, 2019
Wish him all the best. Bold move by DS, one that you have to respect. Frees up a loan space and saves high wages. Easy option would have been to have him stick around and hope something worked, but I sense that’s not DS’s style.
— Simon Brindley (@simbrind) January 21, 2019
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