A few Everton fans have been reacting on social media after Yannick Bolasie confirmed his intentions to play at Goodison Park next season.
Bolasie is currently away from Merseyside on loan with Portuguese giants Sporting CP but has struggled to flourish in Liga NOS this term, having struck just the single goal in 14 league outings and the one effort in the Europa League Group Stage.
The 31-year-old has failed to feature in any of Sporting’s games following the resumption of the Liga NOS season, too, with his last top-flight appearance coming in February during a 1-1 draw with Rio Ave in which he penned his fifth assist of the campaign across all competitions.
Sporting do have the option to purchase Bolasie at the close of the season for a fee of €4.5million (£4m) but it is long-believed in reports from Portugal that they will not take up the clause, forcing the DR Congo international to head back to Goodison Park.
What the future has in store for Bolasie on Merseyside remains to be seen with the winger entering the final year of his £75,000-per-week contract, but it is clear that he wishes to have the chance of impressing Carlo Ancelotti.
In response to one supporter on Twitter, Bolasie has confirmed that he intends to play at Goodison Park next season unless there are any advances on the Blues’ construction of a new stadium in the Bramley-Moore Docks.
Goodison park unless you know of any quick construction plans for our new stadium 👀
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) July 17, 2020
Despite Bolasie scoring just twice in 32 appearances for Everton, some Toffees supporters are looking forward to the prospect of seeing the forward back on Merseyside next term.
can’t wait to see you back in blue lad
— In Carlo We Trust (@CarlosBlueMen) July 17, 2020
Look forward to watching you back in the prem again all the best
— BillyJoeBiggs (@BillyJoeBiggs1) July 17, 2020
Better than what we have currently @YannickBolasie lad
— Ste Pearson (@stepeo1990) July 17, 2020
Bolasie’s hopes of a second chance in Royal Blue are not met with the same levels of opportunism by all corners of the Goodison Park faithful, with a few replying to the former Crystal Palace man’s post by questioning his chances of featuring under Ancelotti.
Doubt your make it into that side mate https://t.co/6092VwF5yW
— adam upton (@AdamU267) July 17, 2020
U Can talk the talk.🗣🗣Can you walk the walk 🦵🏻🦵🏻?
— Dean (@De8nEFC) July 17, 2020
Not only are some Blues supporters doubtful that Bolasie will play at Goodison Park next season, but some are also expecting to see Director of Football Marcel Brands orchestrate a transfer that will see the £25million signing leave for good this summer.
going to age well this https://t.co/ooxQEVVALh
— ً (@efcjosh___) July 17, 2020