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Middlesbrough Opinion: Boro should sign Muhamed Besic permanently

According to the Daily Mail, Muhamed Besic has been deemed surplus to demands at Everton, with Toffees boss Marco Silva claiming that the 26-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international doesn’t have a future at Goodison Park.

The same report adds that Everton are prepared to listen to offers of around £9million for Besic this summer. The Bosnian, who has also attracted interest from Turkish giants Besiktas and Fenerbahce, last played for the Toffees in 2017 and it is highly unlikely that he is going to don the royal blue jersey once again.

Back in November last year, the Mirror claimed that Middlesbrough were looking to turn Besic’s loan spell into a permanent transfer, although that didn’t quite materialize in the January window.

The 26-year-old has been on loan at the Riverside Stadium since January 2018 and it looks like Tony Pulis is going to have another chance to seal a permanent deal for the defensive midfielder, with Everton prepared to cash in on their out-of-favour star.

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Besic has been an ever-present for Boro in the Championship this season, accumulating 2 goals and 5 assists from 33 appearances in the league. He is one of the key reasons why the club are still in the race for a promotion playoff spot, though it is very likely that Boro might once again fall short in what has been a season filled with highs and lows.

To sum it up, Besic has been one of the standout performers for Tony Pulis’s side in the middle of the park and making his stay permanent certainly makes a lot of sense.

The Bosnian international has proven his worth as a versatile midfielder who is capable of playing both No.6 and No.8 roles in the midfield, whilst also filling in admirably at right-back on a few occasions. He has done exceedingly well alongside the likes of Jonny Howson and John Obi Mikel at the heart of the midfield, living up to his reputation as a tough-tackling and all-action central midfielder.

Besic boasts of a pass accuracy percentage of 86.2, including 1.5 tackles, 1.5 dribbles, 3.1 long passes and 1.3 key passes per game, figures which show that he is more than capable of contributing a lot to the build-up play in the middle of the park.

In all honesty, Besic has been one of the mainstays of Middlesbrough’s midfield for a season and a half and his partnership with Mikel in central midfield has made Boro look like a much more formidable unit since the turn of the year.

Besides his technical abilities, flair and quality on the ball, Besic is someone who likes to keep things ticking with his passing and work-ethic, cutting out the attacks and shielding the rearguard.

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Apart from Mikel, Boro currently do not have a midfielder in their ranks who can match Besic’s attributes.

They need to keep hold of their first-team core if they are to challenge for promotion in the Championship or stay alive in the Premier League, depending on where they play their football next season. That said, it should be an absolute no-brainer for Tony Pulis to strike a permanent deal for the Everton star in the summer.

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