Last summer, Everton allowed Yannick Bolasie to join Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal.
The temporary move to the Championship was cancelled on January 21st and on the deadline day of the winter market, the DR Congo international joined Anderlecht on a loan deal until the end of this campaign.
Since joining the Jupiler Pro League outfit, the winger has scored three goals in four matches.
Tuesday’s edition Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg looks at how Anderlecht signed the former Crystal Palace man from the Merseyside club and whether they will sign him on a permanent deal in the summer or not.
It’s claimed that Anderlecht had not been scouting or monitoring Bolasie for a long time and a decision to sign an attacking player was taken just two days before the transfer window closed in January.
Anderlecht board member Michael Verschueren started contacting agents, including the attacker’s representative Gunter Thiebaut and found out that Marco Silva’s side were ready to sanction another loan move.
The Belgian club’s new sporting director Frank Arnesen called his Everton counterpart Marcel Brands to ask about Bolasie. The two worked together at PSV and their previous connection helped to get the player’s loan move over the line.
It’s a dry loan move and his high wages will be difficult for Anderlecht to bear, which is why a permanent transfer for Bolasie is unlikely on the cards in the summer.