Date: 14th July 2019 at 6:51am
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Muhamed Besic looks on his way out of Everton this summer. The 26-year-old has struggled for playing time at Goodison Park and has interest from sides in the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A and the Championship. According to TEAMtalk, Fulham lead the race for Besic’s signature and are willing to pay £5m for the £30k-per-week midfielder.

Besic has been on the periphery at Everton for some time, spending the last 18 months on loan at Middlesbrough (January 31, 2018 – May 31, 2018) (August 23, 2018 – May 31, 2019). The Bosnia-Herzegovina international made 56 appearances in all competition for Boro, scoring and creating nine goals, but it wasn’t enough to earn him a reprieve in the Everton first-team.

Besic remains surplus to requirements ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and could be sold if a club meets his asking price. Fulham appear to be making the most headway, but they’re yet to lodge an official bid. The Everton midfielder is reportedly open to joining the Cottagers this summer, more so than moving abroad.

With Andre Gomes, Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin for competition at Everton, playing opportunities were always going to be few and far between for Besic. Fabian Delph could be on his way to Goodison Park this summer which would only add to the problem too.

Nevertheless, the 26-year-old could finally be on his way out of Everton to resurrect his career elsewhere.

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