By Jack Hart
Middlesbrough will try and sign Yannick Bolasie on loan from Everton before the end of August but Mo Besic will need to reduce his wage demands if they hope to land both players, according to the Echo.
Tony Pulis was reported as being “disappointed” with the failure to sign any players permanently on deadline day but the window for loan signings in the Football League remains open until August 31.
The Middlesbrough boss has made his needs of reinforcements clear to the board if Boro are going to have a positive campaign in the Championship this season.
The club is in need of a winger following the departure of Adama Traore in a move to
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bolasie is the main target.
He has fallen out of favour at Everton through injury and will be allowed to leave on loan.
The problem for Middlesbrough, though, could arise with his £75,000 per week wage demands.
Boro are also in need of a central midfielder with Bolasie’s club-mate Mo Besic the intended
The Bosnian’s party, however, have been trying to renegotiate financial terms that now exceed the Championship outfit’s spending capabilities, including a seven-figure agent fee.
Boro have not ruled out further discussions with the Besic camp but insists it will not be
forced into spending big as they consider other options.
Middlesbrough kick off their League Cup campaign against Notts County tonight where Pulis
will look to fringe players to step up and fill the gaps in midfield.
Besic and Bolasie would add attacking threat and midfield solidarity to Boro’s squad but if
the midfielder’s camp are not willing to back down it may have to be one or the other.