According to Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo, Muhamed Besic could be on his way out of Goodison Park this summer as Everton’s Director of Football Marcel Brands ‘will listen to offers’ for the out-of-favour midfielder. Besic has spent the last season-and-a-half on loan at Middlesbrough and doesn’t appear to have a future on Merseyside.
The 26-year-old’s last appearance for the Blues came against Apollon Limassol in the Europa League on December 7, 2017. He’s been on the periphery ever since and isn’t wanted by Marco Silva. Besic has made a total of 56 appearances in all competitions since joining Everton from Ferencvaros in 2014, but his time with the Premier League club looks to have come to an end. Brands has the final say on transfers, so Besic’s departure will have been green-lighted by him.
With Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Morgan Schneiderlin for competition, game time has been hard to come by. Besic impressed out on loan, however, so he shouldn’t be short of interest over the summer. The Bosnian international has made a total of 54 appearances for Middlesbrough, 37 of which have come this season.
Besic has racked up 2122 minutes of Championship football, has scored and created seven goals, made 43 chances, 52 successful dribbles and has averaged a tackle (50) or interception (20) every 30 minutes. Marco Silva may not want him, but plenty of other clubs will.