Date: 17th February 2019 at 7:47pm
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OPINION

It’s fair to say that most fans won’t have lost too much sleep when left the club on loan on January.

After cancelling one temporary deal with Aston Villa himself, the wide man was shipped out again, this time to Belgian side Anderlecht.

The DR Congo international made his third appearance for his new side on Sunday evening, scoring a 92nd minute winner against Royal Antwerp.

As much as that strike will have delighted Anderlecht fans, Everton supporters should be just as overjoyed.

Ultimately, Bolasie doesn’t have a future at Goodison Park, that much is clear, and the sooner he can be offloaded on a permanent basis, the better for the club.

Putting performances of the calibre he did during his time in the Championship isn’t going to attract any kind of potential suitor, or at least none who would be willing to make an offer that justified Everton parting with a player who cost them £26 million to sign from Crystal Palace.

Pulling out last minute winners and bamboozling continental defences, however, is exactly what is needed for the Toffees to sell on a player who clearly is surplus to requirements.

It may be an earnest start, but a few more outings like his one on Sunday and Bolasie will very much be a man in demand.

And that would thrill Marco Silva and Everton fans.

There’s no doubting Bolasie’s talent, but it just hasn’t worked for him on Merseyside, and the sooner he is gone, the better for player and club.