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Everton outcasts set for dual Championship loans

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Well, see you guys later.

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa - Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:First Leg Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

One of the themes of this summer has been other clubs being suddenly willing to accept Everton’s trash surplus. Fiorentina was hoodwinked into taking Kevin Mirallas, while down at Stoke City, they signed up for the Cuco Martina and Ashley Williams program.

It’s been rumored off and on for weeks, but a new contender has firmly emerged - Middlesbrough are set to acquire both Yannick Bolasie and Muhamed Besic, according to Sky Sports.

Let the record show this is the first time I’ve ever felt any affection towards Tony Pulis.

Both players, incidentally, have played for the Welsh manager before - Besic enjoyed a standout season on loan at Teesside last year, while Bolasie plied his trade with Pulis at Crystal Palace during 2013-14.

The Bosnian midfielder’s fit in a Pulis team is unquestioned, and while it may seem weird for a flair player like Bolasie, the Boro do need to replace Adama Traore, another winger known for his outstanding dribbling ability.

If these deals can be nudged across the line, Everton should be nearly done with clearing out their dead weight. Sandro Ramirez and Matthew Pennington could still be on the outs, but Marcel Brands has done an exemplary job of culling the squad.