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CONFIRMED: Bolasie makes Anderlecht loan switch

Winger is not part of Marco Silva’s plans and is close to his second loan deal of this season

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Bolasie has not featured at all under Marco Silva for Everton
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The paperwork is in and Yannick Bolasie is out. Well, out of Everton, temporarily, anyway.

He joins Anderlecht for the rest of the season on loan with no deal-to-buy clauses.

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie is edging close to a loan move to Belgian side Anderlecht.

Bolasie, 29, initially joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal in August, but took up the option to cut short the deal earlier this month after scoring twice in 21 Villa outings.

But with the Congolese forward still not involved in the plans of Blues boss Marco Silva, Bolasie is, according to the Mirror, in talks with Anderlecht, currently sixth in the Belgian First Division.

Bolasie is also said to have attracted interest from Championship side Middlesbrough, as well as former club Crystal Palace, who he left to join Everton for £25 million in August 2016.

Should he join Anderlecht, though, Everton are likely to have continue to pay a portion of his reported £75,000-a-week wages.

Bolasie spent more than a year of his Everton career sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, scoring twice in 32 Blues appearances.

Though his contract at Everton does not expire until June 2021, he has not played a minute of competitive football for the Toffees since Silva’s arrival in May, and looks likely to depart Goodison Park on a permanent basis next summer.