Everton legend Patrick Nevin believes the return of winger Yannick Bolasie ‘will be important’ for the club.
The DR Congo international has been sidelined since rupturing his cruciate knee ligament last December but recently posted videos of himself doing ball tricks on social media as he edges closer to making a return to action.
And the ex-Scotland international is convinced the former Crystal Palace winger will inject ‘power and pace’ into the Goodison Park outfit’s attack when he reaches full fitness while praising the overall abilities of the wideman.
“Whoever you play in the Premier League has a lot of pace about them, so you must have that explosiveness… and Yannick has it,” Nevin told club website.
“He will be important for Everton, with his power and pace, which is such a feature of the game today.
“The pace of some of the games in England is absolutely extraordinary… I mean world class.
“The key thing is… he must come back fit and completely ready to take his chance. And I think he will.
“He is a quality player and there are a lot of them around at Everton – especially the young ones.”