After impressing for Crystal Palace, Yannick Bolasie appeared to be a good signing for Everton in the summer of 2016, yet the move has far from worked out.
Despite spending a reported £25m according to BBC Sport on the DR Congo international, the now 30-year-old Bolasie has been a disappointment for the Toffees in the three years the winger has spent at the club, scoring just twice in 32 appearances for the Merseyside club as numbers from Transfermarkt show.
Indeed, these poor numbers can be put down to an ACL injury the attacker suffered against Manchester United in his first season with Everton, ruling Bolasie out for over a year and more or less dooming his time with the club.
Subsequent loan spells at the likes of Aston Villa and Anderlecht last season did little to rekindle his once impressive form during his years with Crystal Palace, wherein the Premier League the attacker scored or assisted 28 goals for the Eagles as numbers from Transfermarkt show.
Yet despite these signs of decline, Bolasie has departed Everton yet again temporarily as the club announced that the French-born winger will play for Sporting Lisbon for this season.
With Marco Silva signing the likes of Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean this summer, the need to keep Bolasie on the books now looks obsolete with the Everton boss seemingly attempting to lower the age of the overall squad.
As many loan spells as goals for the club is sign that Bolasie is in need of a new change of scenery as well as a new permanent home after playing six seasons of Premier League football, and with the Toffees already bringing in competition in his position with two highly-rated youngsters in the transfer window, the club could have done with offloading the 30-year-old winger, who appears to have no place in Everton’s future.