Everton allowed Yannick Bolasie to join Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal last summer, but the Championship side cut short his temporary deal in January.

The Merseyside club then allowed the DR Congo international to join Anderlecht on loan on deadline day of the winter transfer window.

Belgian newspaper DH looks at the various reasons why the 29-year-old struggled during his time at Villa Park, a period which saw him score twice and register five assists in 21 league appearances.

It’s explained that a player who was earning €85,000 should have done better than what he delivered during his short spell at Aston Villa.

In the same report, DH also has comments from Birmingham City right-back Maxime Colin, who remains hopeful that the Anderlecht loan move would help Bolasie regain his best form.

“Since he only came on at the end of the game [Villa v Birmingham in November], he could not have done much in this game,” Colin told DH.

“I heard that the following games, he was pretty good. Eventually, he didn’t play much. I hope he will be able to revive [his career] at Anderlecht.”

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Bolasie’s compatriot and FC Porto defender Chancel Mbemba is of the belief that joining the Jupiler Pro League side is beneficial for the Everton owned player.

“I think it’s a good thing for Yannick to change country and context. Anderlecht is a big club, Brussels is a big city, but he will have less pressure and will be able to return to his best level,” he said.