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The incredible career of Yannick Bolasie now a Swans player
Monday, 27th Nov 2023 19:59 by Liam Walters

Yannick Bolasie has signed a short term deal with the Swans after training with the squad this past eight days. His agent at SSG arranged the move, Yannick was circulated to all Championship clubs. He clearly has impressed head coach Michael Duff and after some drawn out negotiations he has his short term contract.

We have some interesting facts on Yannick this evening which we are sure you will find interesting. He started at Rusden & Diamonds as a youngster, his career and clubs played for has been an eye opener since then, he really wouldn’t have expected such a full and lengthy career with international appearances to boot. We have a full breakdown of his career to date below. You can see he started at Rushden in 2006 in the under 19 side. That was seventeen years ago.

As a player he has offered pace and strength to whichever side he has played for, we can only hope we see that and he impresses at the Swans and he earns a contract to the end of the season. That would mean he has made enough of a difference to this Swansea squad. His biggest transfer fee came when Crystal Palace sold him for around twenty eight million pounds, they brought him in for £650,000 and made a very nice profit on the player four years later.

He last played in England for Middlesbrough three years ago on loan from Everton, who paid £28,000,000 to take him from Selhurst Park in 2016. Bolasie has played 50 times for the Democratic Republic of Congo and was part of the team that finished third at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, scoring against Zambia in the group stage. He comes after being a free agent released by Çaykur Rizespor who he helped to promotion with nineteen goals over fifty three appearances. In 2014, he filmed a rap battle with fellow professional footballer Bradley Wright-Phillips for the long running grime DVD series Lord of the Mics.

Yannick’s first interview is below after he signed his deal at midday today.

He is available for selection for Leeds United away this Wednesday.

Read our opening story on Yannick Bolasi from early last week

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