Middlesbrough and Burnley set to battle it out for Yannick Bolasie

Sky Sports News are today reporting that Middlesbrough are eyeing a £15m move for Everton winger, Yannick Bolasie.

However, Premier League Burnley are also said to be keen on him, according to The Sun.

Skilful winger

Bolasie made his name in the lower leagues of English football.

He signed for Plymouth in July of 2008 and went on to play 52 games for them, in which he scored eight and assisted two.

Bolasie also enjoyed a spell at Barnet, playing 46 games, scoring five and assisting four.

The 29-year-old then signed for Bristol City in 2011 and played 25 games for them before signing for Crystal Palace in 2012 for a fee in the region of £576,000.

Bolasie played 144 games for Palace, in which he scored 13 and assisted 30 before his current club Everton signed him in 2016 for a fee of around £26 million.

However, Bolasie has struggled for form at Everton, in part due to his injury problems and it now looks as though he could be on his way out of Goodison Park this summer.

Tony Pulis

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on August 27, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

A poor season

At the start of the 2017/18 season, Middlesbrough were one of the favourites to win automatic promotion.

This is hardly surprising given the players they kept hold of, the money they spent and the manager they had signed.

However, despite Gary Monk having a good 2016/17 season with Leeds, he was useless at Boro.

By Christmas Middlesbrough were not even close to a playoff spot, this was simply not good enough and as a result, Monk was replaced by Tony Pulis on Boxing day.

Pulis did his best to sort Monk’s mess out and did guide Boro to the playoffs. However, they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa over two legs in the semi-finals.

So, Pulis will now be using this summer to put his own touch on the Boro squad with Bolasie looking to be Boro’s third signing of the summer.

Related: Burnley’s Ben Gibson deal leaves Tottenham dead last.

Burnley goal vs Aberdeen.