Yannick Bolasie has signed a short-term contract with Swansea City, subject to EFL and international clearance.
The vastly experienced 34-year-old winger strengthens head coach Michael Duff’s forward options, and joins as a free agent after leaving Turkish club Caykur Rizespor at the end of last season.
He will wear the number 17 shirt for the Swans and is expected to play in Wednesday’s match against Leeds United, pending approval from the relevant football authorities.
Before joining Crystal Palace, Lyon-born Bolasie played for Rushden & Diamonds, Hillingdon Borough, Maltese club Floriana, Plymouth Argyle, Barnet, and Bristol City.
During his time at Selhurst Park, he assisted the Eagles in gaining promotion to the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final in 2016, where they were defeated by Manchester United.
He scored 13 goals in 144 appearances for Palace before joining Everton in 2016, only to be sidelined by injuries.
Bolasie spent time on loan with Aston Villa, Anderlecht, Sporting Lisbon, and Middlesbrough before moving to Turkey in 2021.
He scored 19 goals in 53 league games for Rizespor, helping them return to the Turkish top flight after relegation.
Yannick Bolasie joined the Swans as Free Agent`
The former Crystal Palace and Everton winger, has joined Swansea City on a short-term contract.
Bolasie, 34, has been a free agent since leaving Caykur Rizespor in Turkey at the end of last season.
He trained with Swansea last week. He’s done enough to persuade the Championship club that, despite his lack of match fitness, he can contribute.
He is available for Wednesday’s game against Leeds. His contract is likely to last until the end of January 2024.
“He’s been in, and he looks good. “It’ll be a two-month contract, and we’ll see where it goes from there,” Swansea manager Michael Duff said last week.
“We need bodies in the building, we need help. We’re not in a position where we can cherry pick the exact player we want.”