It’s pretty obvious that Yannick Bolasie doesn’t have much future at Everton.
The 31-year-old winger played for Carlo Ancelotti during some pre-season friendlies but since the new Premier League season began, he is yet to make a squad under the Italian.
That being said, Bolasie, a £30 million signing back in 2016, is still very much an Everton player in spirit.
Last week, he turned up at Goodison Park regardless of not being in the squad and watched his team-mates thump West Brom 5-2, tweeting from the stands as Dominic Calvert-Lewin bagged a hat-trick.
And on Saturday, minutes after the squad was announced for the trip to Crystal Palace and he wasn’t in it, Bolasie sent the Everton players a classy good luck message on Twitter:
In this day and age, when quite a lot of footballers could be accused of being a bit diva-ish, you really can’t fault Bolasie’s professionalism here and his tweet yesterday summed him up.
He must be very frustrated after also failing to make the squad for a League Cup win at Fleetwood in midweek, but the fact that he continues to support the Toffees, despite being a mere spectator, speaks volumes for his character.
Ancelotti gave him a shirt number at the start of the season – 29 – so it isn’t like there’s no way back for the former Palace winger.
And if he does earn a recall at some stage then it’ll be just reward for how he’s handled being frozen out of the picture.