‘He was disappointed, but he was partly to blame’: Neil Warnock points finger at Yannick Bolasie over failed deadline-day switch to Middlesbrough after Everton outcast took to Twitter to say he was ‘willing to give up a lot’ to move
- Neil Warnock was left frustrated with Yannick Bolasie and agent on deadline day
- The veteran boss needed attackers and tried to sign Bolasie in a late loan move
- Warnock says there were things that were not mentioned until it was too late
- Bolasie took to social media to insist he really wanted the move to happen
MIddlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has revealed Yannick Bolasie wasn’t entirely blameless in his failed deadline-day switch to the Riverside.
Boro had pinned their hopes on bringing in the winger on loan following an injury to Ashley Fletcher, though complications soon began to hold up the move.
Bolasie himself took to social media to express how much he wanted the deal to be completed, though Warnock has now shed more light on the situation.
Neil Warnock was left frustrated with Yannick Bolasie and his agent on deadline day
Bolasie was hopeful of securing a move in order to bring about his time in Everton exile
Speaking this week to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Warnock outlined how certain problems had arisen and that Bolasie’s party had kept Boro in the dark.
‘I’m disappointed that we didn’t get him, but that’s life,’ said Warnock.
‘There were numerous things that happened in the afternoon and it just wasn’t meant to be. I’m disappointed, but you have to move on and we’ll see what happens now.
‘He was disappointed, but he was partly to blame as well. There were things I should have known before four o’clock on Friday afternoon about his problems at Everton. They were problems that we couldn’t overcome. Well, we tried to, and eventually we did, but it was too late.
‘I’ve asked him why I didn’t know about those problems beforehand. He said, “Well, I told my agent”, but I said, “Well why didn’t the bl**** agent tell us that?”
After realising his move to the north east wasn’t going to happen, Bolasie had used Twitter to inform fans he would remain at Everton.
Bolasie wrote: ‘Disappointed the deal couldn’t get done in time…signed & sent off, waited till 19.00 with real hope. From my end I know I was willing to give up a lot…all I wanna do is say thank you to Neil Warnock (appreciate you so much) and wish Middlesbrough all the best this season.’