Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has failed to live up to expectations since arriving on Merseyside back in 2016.
The 30-year-old winger is currently in the middle of his third loan spell away from Goodison Park, but is set to return to his parent club in the summer.
That is because Sporting CP have refused the option-to-buy clause inserted in their loan deal with Everton for the attacker, according to A Bola.
It is reported that the Toffees were willing to allow Bolasie to sign permanently with the Portuguese outfit for a mere £3.8million, which would have resulted in a loss of over £20m on the player.
Despite the asking price from Everton being set so low, Sporting have turned down the opportunity to sign the Congo international further than his current loan deal.
Bolasie arrived at Goodison Park for a fee believed to be in the region of £25m, and it seems the club are resigned to taking a huge loss on the winger who has failed to make an impact on Merseyside.
Injuries have plagued the 30-year-old’s time with the Toffees, as he has made just 23 Premier League starts since August 2016.
While on loan at Sporting from Everton, Bolasie has made 20 appearances and scored just twice, while providing five assists.
His performances haven’t been good enough to persuade the Portuguese side to agree to a permanent transfer, meaning the Toffees will be looking to offload the winger once again in the summer.
It is unlikely that new Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will want to keep hold of Bolasie, as they look to offload the £75,000-a-week wide man from their wage bill.
Knowing that the Blues will be happy to take a small fee for the winger may entice some clubs come the summer transfer window, however at the moment he is set to return to Goodison Park.