By Wayne Veysey

16th Oct, 2020 | 5:28pm

Exclusive: Everton attacker agrees last-gasp loan exit

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie is set to complete a move to Middlesbrough on loan after he agreed terms of a last-gasp deal, Football Insider understands.

As revealed by this site earlier on deadline day, the north east outfit were favourites to complete a late move for the 31-year-old, who had named the Riverside as his preferred destination.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that all the relevant paperwork to complete the deal has been submitted ahead of the 5pm deadline and that the move is set to be finalised in the coming hours.

Bolasie has struggled to re-establish himself among the senior side at Goodison Park since coming back from a serious cruciate ligament injury he suffered back in 2016.

He played 17 times across all competitions for the Toffees during the second half of the 2017/18 campaign but has not featured for the club since a 3-1 defeat to West Ham on the final day of the season.

He played 21 times on loan at Aston Villa during the first half of the 2018/19 campaign before he joined Belgian side Anderlecht that January.

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Last season saw Bolasie join Portuguese heavyweights Sporting CP for the entire season as he scored two goals and contributed five assists in 25 appearances.

A move to Middlesbrough will see him link up with former manager Neil Warnock, who started the Democratic Republic of Congo international 16 times during their spell at Crystal Palace together.

Boro currently sit 10th in the Championship table after one win, two draws and a defeat from their opening four games.

In other Everton news, it can be revealed the Toffees were plotting a last-minute raid for Championship star.