Several images have been doing the rounds on Twitter today that have led some Middlesbrough fans to believe Yannick Bolasie is at Middlesbrough’s training ground.
Bolasie and Pulis
The images show Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis and another member of his staff both stood with the same figure, which many people are speculating is Bolasie.
Yannick Bolasie being seen at Rockliffe and apparently Besic is there also ? pic.twitter.com/ezO28ZAT5F
— reece ward (@Reeceward2015) August 20, 2018
The Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough’s local paper is also reporting that Bolasie is at Boro’s training complex ahead of a season-long loan.
Yannick Bolasie is close to signing for Championship side Middlesbrough on a season long loan. He is believed to be at their training ground for talks.A deal is yet to be agreed, talks are progressing and all parties are hopeful of a swift conclusion (Source – Teesside Gazette) pic.twitter.com/lF18eLVCD7
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) August 20, 2018
Bolasie’s Middlesbrough links
After failing to gain promotion to the Premier League last season, Middlesbrough have sold several of their top stars this summer.
Ben Gibson has gone to Burnley, Patrick Bamford to Leeds and Adama Traore to Wolves.
But it is the latter two of these players which Boro have still yet to replace.
Middlesbrough were already not overly blessed in their attacking department. So, to sell two of their forwards and not replace them would not be great.
This is something even Pulis himself has commented upon.
“At the moment our depth is just not strong enough.
“The quality in the group has to be improved and the depth has to be improved otherwise I’m absolutely convinced we’ll just fall away.
“I think you’ve only got to look at the squad to see that it needs to be strengthened.
”And we’re trying to do it. We’ve been trying to do it this week and unfortunately we’ve not been able to get anyone in again.”
One of the players Middlesbrough had been linked with earlier this month was indeed Yannick Bolasie.
However, there had seemingly been little development on that front, until these pictures emerged on Twitter today.
Here is how some Boro fans reacted to the alleged pictures of Yannick Bolasie at Rockliffe Park.
Refusing to get myself excited over the Bolasie talks. It’s almost inevitable that Stoke announce they’ve signed him in 2 hours time they way our transfer dealings have gone recently!
— Josh Frankland (@_JoshFrankland) August 20, 2018
YANICK FUCKIN BOLASIE
— James McGowan (@Jamie_Mcgowan) August 20, 2018
Welcome to Middlesbrough, Yannick Bolasie.
— prime terrence mujee (@Terrencentro) August 20, 2018
Why do people not want Bolasie? He’s exactly what we need. Pace, skill and isn’t scared to drive at defenders with the ball. We don’t have that. #AVFC
— EJ (@VillaofAston101) August 20, 2018
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