By Danny Wright

Yannick Bolasie has posted an update on Twitter as he continues to work towards returning to the Everton side.

The winger suffered a season-ending knee injury in December and has recently undergone a second bout of surgery in a bid to aid his rehabilitation.

Bolasie cost Everton £25million in the summer but he only managed to play 15 games in all competitions before breaking down in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

Up until that point, the 27-year-old asserted himself as a key player in Ronald Koeman’s side as he forged a brilliant partnership with Premier League top goalscorer Romelu Lukaku.

The ex-Crystal Palace and Bristol City man set up four goals and managed to bag one for himself before rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

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Bolasie has regularly kept fans updated through social media as he aims to return for the beginning of the 2017/18 season, when Everton could be taking part in European football.

“I’ve just came back from the second op, putting the work in behind the scenes and I’m looking forward to getting back to full strength,” said Bolasie in a professionally-done video on his personal Twitter account.

“It’s been a long process but I’m taking it each day at a time to be back where I want to be.

“I can’t wait to try and do my thing again but from now it’s step-by-step and just keeping calm.”

Following Everton’s 4-0 thrashing of Hull on Saturday, the Toffees are sitting pretty in seventh place of the Premier League and they look set to qualify for next season’s Europa League.

They will qualify for Europea’s second-most prestigious tournament providing the eventual FA Cup winner finishes in the top six and Koeman’s side don’t slip any lower down the table.

In other Everton news, the club are on alert after a reported target admits he’s open to a summer move.

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