Swansea City are on the verge of signing Yannick Bolasie, the former Crystal Palace and Everton winger, on a two-month deal.
Bolasie, aged 34, has been a free agent since departing Turkish club Caykur Rizespor at the end of the previous season.
Despite his lack of match fitness, Bolasie has undergone training with Swansea this week, demonstrating enough to persuade the Championship club that he can still make a positive impact.
“Yannick’s been in the building for a week. Hopefully that’ll get done,” stated Swansea head coach Michael Duff.
“He’s been in, he’s looked good. He wants to do it, we want to do it. It’ll be a two-month deal and we’ll see how it goes from there.
“We need bodies in the building, we need help. We’re not in a position where we can cherry pick the exact player we want.”
Swansea lack natural wide players, having lost Josh Ginnelly to a season-ending injury, while striker Mykola Kuharevich is also sidelined.
Duff believes that Bolasie, who commanded a £25m fee when he joined Everton in 2016, is capable of playing as a central striker as well as out wide.
“He hasn’t got the pace and power he once had, but you don’t get bought for £25m if you don’t know how to handle a football,” added Duff.
“He can play in any one of those front-four positions. He just gives us a few more variations.”
Bolasie initially made his mark in English football at Plymouth Argyle, before moving to Crystal Palace in 2012.
After four successful years at Selhurst Park, he joined Everton in 2016.
Bolasie had less success at Everton, spending time on loan at Aston Villa, Anderlecht, Sporting, and Middlesbrough due to injuries.
He then moved to Caykur Rizespor in 2021, experiencing relegation from the Turkish top flight in his first year at the club, but helping them gain promotion back to the highest level last season.
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