Congo DR international Yannick Bolasie cut short his loan spell at Championship side Aston Villa to return back to his parent club Everton and the reason for his decision has been revealed.
In truth, Bolasie was largely underwhelming for Aston Villa throughout his stay as he failed to hit the ground running as earlier expected.
A greater percentage of his 21 appearances at Villa Park came off the bench as the Congo DR international hardly featured in Smith’s starting lineup.
However, he managed to register two goals and chipped in with four assists to help Aston Villa to 13th spot on the Championship table, which is a decent feat for a player who has spent much more time on the bench than on the field of play.
The Congolese has now returned to his parent club and Aston Villa manager Dean Smith explained that the player’s desire to fight for his place at Everton was the driving force behind his decision.
Smith revealed that he talked with Bolasie over the situation on numerous occasions and the player always spoke of returning back to the Premier League as he believes that is where he truly belongs.
Speaking further, the Villa gaffer also reminded us what brought the Congolese to Villa Park in the first place – a nasty ACL injury which has been causing him a lot of discomfort – and revealed the player is now fully fit again.
That said, Bolasie is raring to go and has now returned back to Everton and will be facing the challenge of battling the likes of Richarlison and Cenk-Tosun for a place in the starting lineup.
The Premier League beware… Yannick Bolasie is back with a bang!