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Muhamed Besic reveals why he signed for Everton

Martinez instrumental in move

Matthias Hangst

Everton's latest signing Muhamed Besic says manager Roberto Martinez was one of the key reasons why he chose to sign for Everton.

Besic finalised his move to Goodison Park on Monday, signing a five-year deal from Ferencvaros for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old says the Spaniard is a "fantastic coach" and is the principal reason why he decided to move to the Blues.

As well as highlighting the impact of Martinez, Besic also believes his style of play is suited to the physical nature of the Premier League and is looking forward to playing in front of the home supporters.

Speaking to the club's website, Besic said:

"The most important reason why I signed for Everton was Roberto Martinez – I think he is a fantastic coach.

"I know Everton is a really traditional club and the supporters are fantastic here. I think it is the biggest step for me after leaving Hungary.

"I think my style is suited to playing in the Premier League and I think this is the best league in the world.

"It will be difficult for me because we have fantastic players, but I think with the help of the coach, I will do my best.

"The World Cup was really important and I think the most important game for me was the Argentina game. I think I did a good job and many clubs were looking, including Mr Martinez.

"I can play anywhere [in defence or midfield], but I think I will play as a central midfielder for Everton.

"I enjoy playing in midfield because I get to see a lot of the ball and I think it is my best position."