Our Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to the run-in this season but they’ve been knocked back somewhat by Ronald Koeman’s latest revelation over Yannick Bolasie.
The Dutch boss has done a sublime job in bringing the feel good factor back to the Toffees after a couple of seasons in the doldrums under Roberto Martinez.
The former Southampton manager’s signings have largely gone down well, too, with Bolasie impressing up to his nasty injury towards the end of 2016.
He sustained a knee injury against Manchester United and, as quoted by The Guardian, Koeman has said he destined for a second operation on it next month.
The Dutch manager said:
“Yannick will have a second surgery at the beginning of March. The surgery was expected because his first surgery was about the meniscus and now what will happen at the beginning of March is about his cruciate.
“It is difficult to put a timescale because normally a cruciate can be six, seven or eight months. We had to repair the meniscus and then wait until his knee was ready to have the second operation.”
It looks like it’ll still be some time before we see Bolasie flying up and down the wing at Goodison Park again, then, and our landlord expects Koeman to try and sign another winger in the summer.
Should the former Palace man be out for eight months he’ll certainly miss the start of next season, too, and with Everton planning on being in Europe, new signings have to be a must.
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