As one of the players at Finch Farm with the fewest minutes this season - in any competition - Everton’s Muhamed Besic has long been a candidate to leave the club as Sam Allardyce seeks to trim down his squad.
The Bosnian, still just 25, has not made a league appearance since August 27. Besic has just over 500 minutes at all this season, with his last duty coming in the dead rubber Europa League match in Cyprus on December 7.
The Daily Mail (here, have some grains of salt) and TeamTalk are both reporting that Championship club Middlesbrough are interested in Besic’s services, albeit on loan.
Everton midfielder Mo Besic is wanted on loan by Middlesbrough.
The 25-year-old Bosnia international is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park as Sam Allardyce looks to offload some of his fringe players.
Besic is a likable individual who has always given everything when he’s stepped on the pitch, but the best move for everyone involved here might be to sanction a full sale rather than a loan. At 25, it seems clear that Mo’s ceiling is limited, and Everton could use as many players as possible off their books heading into another summer rebuild.
Beni Baningime and Tom Davies need playing time already, Davy Klaassen is still here, and Steven N’Zonzi might be on his way in the door.
Wherever he ends up, we wish Muhamed Besic the best of luck in his career. Remember this?