Swansea City complete signing of Yannick Bolasie on short-term contract

27th November
First team
Yannick Bolasie

Swansea City has completed the signing of Yannick Bolasie on a short-term contract, subject to EFL and international clearance.

The vastly-experienced 34-year-old winger bolsters head coach Michael Duff’s forward options, and joins having been a free agent following his departure from Turkish club Caykur Rizespor at the end of last season.

He will wear the number 17 shirt for the Swans and is in line to be involved in Wednesday’s trip to face Leeds United, provided approval is granted by the relevant football authorities.

Lyon-born Bolasie had spells with Rushden & Diamonds, Hillingdon Borough, Maltese club Floriana, Plymouth Argyle, Barnet and Bristol City before an outstanding four-year stint with Crystal Palace.

During his time at Selhurst Park he helped the Eagles secure promotion to the Premier League and reach the 2016 FA Cup final, where they lost to Manchester United.

He scored 13 goals in 144 appearances for Palace before joining Everton in 2016, only for injuries to disrupt his time at Goodison Park.

Loan spells with Aston Villa, Anderlecht, Sporting Lisbon and Middlesbrough followed, before Bolasie’s move to Turkey in 2021.

The forward, who has 50 DR Congo caps to his name, scored 19 goals in 53 league games for Rizespor, helping them secure an immediate return to the Turkish top-flight following relegation.