Sheffield United have completed a late deal to sign Muhamed Besic on a season-long loan.
The 5pm transfer deadline passed without confirmation but the Blades submitted a deal sheet in time and the transfer was announced later that evening.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder was always expected to move on this summer and was heavily linked with a move to Fulham.
However, the 26-year-old wanted to stay in the Premier League and so has opted to move to Chris Wilder’s newly-promoted Blades.
Besic joined Everton from Hungarian side Ferencvaros in the summer of 2014 after some impressive displays at the World Cup in Brazil, including a successful man-marking job on Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
His fiery temperament and all-action attitude endeared himself to the fans, but that also came with tactical and positional indiscipline that would frustrate in equal measure.
He made 31 appearances in his first campaign, but his second season was disrupted by a series of niggling hamstring injuries.
He then suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury on the eve of the 2016-17 season, ruling him out for the majority of the campaign. By the time he returned he found himself well down the Goodison Park pecking order and has spent the last 18 months on loan at Middlesbrough.
Besic is the second player to leave on deadline day following Matthew Pennington’s loan move to Hull.
Good luck, Mo!