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“My Main Aim is to Get This Club Promoted,” DR Congo’s Bolasie Elated After Aston Villa Loan Move

Everton Winger Yannick Bolasie completes a season-long loan switch to championship side Aston Villa.

Everton Winger Yannick Bolasie has completed a season-long loan switch to championship side Aston Villa and promised to do whatever it takes to get them back into the Premier League.

The DR Congo international joined Everton from Crystal Palace for a whopping £30 million but struggled in both fitness and form at the Goodison Park.

He was an immediate sensation making a fearsome partnership with Romelu Lukaku but was unfortunate to suffer a complex cruciate knee ligament damage in Everton’s Christmas clash with Manchester United.

The 29-year-old was ruled out of action for close to a year and failed to find his form after returning from the injury. The arrival of Brazil’s Richarlison and Bernard pushed him further down the pecking order making a loan move inevitable.

His availability quickly attracted interest from Championship title favorites Middlesbrough and Aston Villa so he decided to visit both with his family.

The winger was at Middlesbrough FC’s training complex earlier in the week but changed his mind to join Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa after visiting Villa Park this weekend.

“I looked at Villa Park and the training ground, and me and my family just said ‘wow’. It’s Premier League everywhere you look.”

“I am here to make myself smile again and use all my ability to try and help the team. It’s great to be here.”

Bolasie’s inclusion should help stretch opposing teams, leaving enough room for Jack Garlish to do magic.

Bolasie also comes to the team with plenty of championship experience having won promotion with Crystal Palace in 2013 via playoffs.

He gives Villa a direct fearsome presence and his arrival has made them clear favorites to win an automatic qualification spot back to the premier league.

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