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Besic returns to Everton from Sheffield United

But will the Bosnian feature for the Toffees again?

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Midfielder Muhamed Besic has returned to Everton from his loan spell at Sheffield United, Blades boss Chris Wilder has confirmed.

The Bosnia international was on a season-long loan at Bramall Lane but that deal will not be extended to cover the remaining nine games of the delayed 2019-20 campaign.

It is not yet clear whether the Blades chose to send Besic back, or it was Everton who recalled him. The Toffees are, after all, desperately short of numbers in central midfield. However, it is unclear whether he will be able to play again this season as he wasn’t included in Everton’s 25-man squad in February.

Besic hasn’t featured for Everton since the 3-0 Europa League victory at Apollon Limassol in December 2017. The following month he went on a six-month loan to Middlesbrough, before returning to the north east for the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign.

He returned to Finch Farm last summer but was soon out on loan again to the newly promoted Blades, where he made 13 appearances in all competitions.

Though he is back at Everton once more, Besic’s future remains uncertain. He has just one year left on his contract and among those who was expected to be moved on this summer.