Yannick Bolasie: Sporting Lisbon sign Everton winger on season-long loan

Yannick Bolasie's most recent game for Everton came in their 3-1 defeat by West Ham in May 2018
Yannick Bolasie's most recent game for Everton came in their 3-1 defeat by West Ham in May 2018

Sporting Lisbon have signed winger Yannick Bolasie on a season-long loan from Premier League side Everton.

The 30-year-old joined the Toffees from Crystal Palace on a five-year deal in 2016 for a fee of £25m.

In his first season at the club, Bolasie suffered a serious knee injury, which ruled him out for nearly a year.

Sporting have also brought in ex-Stoke City striker Jese Rodriguez on loan from Paris St-Germain for the season.

Bolasie, the DR Congo international, made 32 appearances for Everton and had spells on loan at Aston Villa and Anderlecht last season.

Having started his career in non-league football, Bolasie went on to play for Plymouth Argyle and Bristol City before moving to Palace in 2012.

In the first half of last season, Bolasie played 21 times and scored twice for Villa in the Championship before scoring six goals in 17 appearances for Anderlecht.

Spanish striker Jese is on the move again with this being his fourth loan switch since he went from Real Madrid to PSG in 2016.

He spent time at Las Palmas and Real Betis in La Liga either side of a season at Stoke in 2017-18. He scored only one goal in 13 Premier League games as the Potters were relegated.

But less than 24 hours after arriving, Bolasie and Jese will be working under a new manager after the departure of Marcel Keizer.

The Dutchman, who arrived in November 2018, won the Portuguese Cup last season, but has gone after only four matches of the new season.

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