clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Aston Villa annouce the signing of Yannick Bolasie

Villa have grabbed another loanee from the Premier League

Villa have today announced that they’ve beaten Middlesbrough to the punch with the loan-signing of Yannick Bolasie. Bolasie, a sure-fire entertainer at Championship level, had been talking to both clubs about a move from his current side, Premier League Everton.

Bolasie, a right sided winger, will look to replicate Robert Snodgrass, who bagged a good amount of goals and assists in the same role last season. It’s thought that Bolasie will bring a good deal of trickery and menace to Villa’s right side, which is currently blunted and lacking. What’s more, this move will force Ahmed Elmohamady into a right-back position and move Axel Tuanzebe to centre-back. That’s good enough for me. There were some doubts that Bolaise would sign, doubts - now crushed.

It has to be said that this signing is somewhat of a small coup - Yannick is a known quantity at Premier League level and could really make a mark for Villa in the Championship. It remains to be seen as to how well he’ll adapt, but if he’s anything like Snodgrass, he’ll do just fine - and he’ll look just as good doing what he does best. Leaving full-backs on their backsides.