Ending his 2018-19 season on a disappointment by being a part of the first Anderlecht team to fail to qualify for Europe in 56 years, Yannick Bolasie will be returning to Everton in June.
With no option to buy and wages difficult for the Belgian side to match, the DR Congo international’s future was always going to pass through Goodison Park at least once more, yet that doesn’t exclude an extended Belgian stay down the line.
Already hinting at the possibility of an Anderlecht stay earlier this week, claiming ‘an arrangement could be found’, Bolasie will be glad to know the idea is also circulating within the Jupiler Pro League side’s boardroom, as revealed by Michael Verschueren, the club’s technical director.
Speaking about potential transfers under soon-to-be player-manager Vincent Kompany, he said, relayed by DH: “Bolasie? We have still have to discuss it with Vincent by asking questions: is he good enough for the Premier League? What do Everton want to do?
“Remember, we’ve already made a great move on the market with Vincent, but let’s be realistic, please. We aren’t going to recruit Messi, are we…”
Bolasie himself stated he would also be having a chat with Kompany about a potential future at Anderlecht, where he enjoyed himself before seeing a dip in performances towards the end of the playoffs.
The winger featured 17 times for the Jupiler Pro League side, scoring six goals and helping his teammates with three assists.