By Ryan Darby

24th Dec, 2020 | 11:10am

Pundit tips West Brom to pursue January deal for 'Forgotten man' at top-four PL club

Everton attacker Yannick Bolasie has been earmarked as a potential signing for West Brom in January.

That’s according to former Hull City man Dean Windass, who believes he could make the move to The Hawthorns.

Speaking to Football Fan Cast, Windass gave his thoughts on a potential move to sign the DR Congo international: “Yeah, pace in the wide areas. He’s been Everton’s forgotten man but yeah [I’d take him].

“Listen, Sam [Allardyce] will know, Sam will have it in his mind who he needs.”

Allardyce has already confirmed that he will have money to spend in the new year, as the Baggies look to throw money at a survival bid.

Big ask from Bolasie

It has been a nightmare period for Bolasie at fourth-placed Everton, where he was not even registered for the Premier League squad this season.

He has been linked with moves away from Goodison Park, with a deal to join Championship side Middlesbrough falling through previously.

Since joining Everton, he has been sent out on loan to Aston Villa, Anderlecht and Sporting CP.

Last season, he only made 25 appearances in all competitions for Sporting and has not played a competitive match since leaving the Portuguese side.

It would be a huge ask for Bolasie, who earns a reported £70,000 per week [Liverpool Echo], to then step into a struggling Premier League side and perform.

His lack of football over the past year means he is likely to require time to get up to speed and that is something that West Brom simply cannot afford to give.

Valued at just over £3million, Bolasie is unlikely to be expensive in the new year, but he may be unable to provide the instant impact that Albion require.

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