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CONFIRMED: Yannick Bolasie completes Middlesbrough loan move

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The winger will spend the rest of the season in the Championship with Boro

Everton Training Session
Bolasie joined Everton from Crystal Palace in August 2016
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Everton have loaned Yannick Bolasie to Middlesbrough for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign.

Bolasie, 31, will reunite with former boss Neil Warnock, who is now in charge of Boro but previously managed Bolasie at Crystal Palace.

It is the fourth loan spell away from Everton for Bolasie since moving to Goodison Park from Palace for a reported £25 million in August 2016, following similar stints with Aston Villa, Anderlecht and Sporting Lisbon.

He was initially a regular under then-manager Ronald Koeman, but an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered in December 2016 kept him out for 12 months.

In total, Bolasie has made 32 appearances for the club - though, the last of them came in May 2018 - and has scored two goals.

Bolasie has continued to train with Everton’s first team since Carlo Ancelotti revealed he was not in his plans for this season, but will now look for game time at the Riverside Stadium.

His contract at Everton is due to expire in June 2021.

Middlesbrough are currently seventh in the Championship, one place and three points away from the play-offs.

Warnock told Middlesbrough’s official website:

“I’ve known Yannick for many years.

“I asked him if he could help us out until the end of the season and get some fitness in at the same time.

“We can’t expect wonders but he’s a good lad and he can play different positions for me. He’ll be good in the dressing room and it’s a big boost for us.”