The story of Yannick Bolasie is difficult to comprehend. A player of so much promise, talent and flair, who always looked to have so much potential at the very top has seen his career start to disintegrate with Everton.
At Crystal Palace, Bolasie acted as the balance in the Eagles' midfield; with Wilfried Zaha reeking havoc on the opposing flank, the south Londoners were a destructive force. Since his move to the north west though, things have taken a nose dive for the DR Congo international.
A severe knee injury just months into his tenure at Goodison Park halted the 30-year-old's progress, and since his return to fitness, opportunities with the Toffees have been limited to say the least.
With Richarlison, Bernard, Theo Walcott and Ademola Lookman all ahead of him in the pecking order under manager Andre Silva, a move away from Goodison is the only option for Bolasie as he looks to rebuild his career in the Premier League.
Newcastle are rumoured to be interested in obtaining his signature, with recently announced Magpies boss Steve Bruce a long-standing admirer of the pacy wide man, notably trying to sign him on loan when he was in charge of Aston Villa. Bolasie did eventually make the temporary move to Villa Park, but only after Bruce had been sacked by the club.
There is no doubting Bolasie's talents, and at 30 years old, he's still got a few seasons left in the Premier League to re-prove his worth. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Anderlecht, adapting to life in Belgium well by scoring six goals and registering three assists in 17 outings for the Jupiler League outfit.
A move away from Everton, to a club where he would be an integral member of a brand new squad, is exactly what Bolasie needs and if he gets it, we feel as though we could see him returning to his best this season.