The Bosnia-Herzegovina international had a spell at The Riverside on loan last season where he was a big hit under manager Tony Pulis.
Boro were keen to re-sign him this summer and there was speculation that he might return there on another season-long loan but Sky Sports were reporting earlier that he was being lined up on a permanent transfer.
Besic, a £4m capture under Roberto Martinez four years ago, has battled a succession of injuries during his time at Goodison Park and was unable to win a permanent place in the Blues' midfield.
In all he has made just 22 Premier League starts since arriving from Ferençvaros in Hungary, featuring in 56 games in all competitions in total and it is unclear where his future lies now that this move has fallen through, apparently over agents' fees.
He has until the end of the month to either secure a loan to the Championship, perhaps with Middlesbrough again, or move abroad.
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1 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:06:46
However, now it seems to be a done deal, I wish him all the best, could never fault his commitment (take note Schneiderlin) and he was one of the stand-out performers in pre-season.
2 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:08:35
3 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:09:18
4 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:11:58
He's a decent player, Boro have got good value, he just isn't good enough for our ambitions.
5 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:12:04
6 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:17:29
7 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:26:45
Never good enough. But whatever he DID have, he gave Everton all of it every time he went out there.
So best of luck to him. He's found his level.
8 Posted 09/08/2018 at 15:22:00
There a few lazy arses in the squad, still, who, dont have half Mos passion, hopefully theyll be gone and perhaps tonight theres a sense of Deliverance over GP, or the mirage of hope will blend into the stink cloud that is never far away from EFC, these last 30 years.
If Mo goes he gets my best wishes;I was lucky to meet him in his first year, and he seemed a genuine lad, but just whacked by injuries, since that time.
Now where ever he goes I hope he does well.
9 Posted 09/08/2018 at 16:32:09
10 Posted 09/08/2018 at 16:51:43
11 Posted 09/08/2018 at 17:45:18
12 Posted 09/08/2018 at 18:05:52
Maybe they can loan him again with Everton paying a bit of his wages. Moshiri appears to have bitten the financial bullet with some other out-going this Window.
13 Posted 09/08/2018 at 19:27:47
14 Posted 09/08/2018 at 22:48:40
15 Posted 09/08/2018 at 23:24:23
16 Posted 09/08/2018 at 23:50:22
I like his commitment but his overall quality just isn't there but you can say that about all of our current midfielders.
17 Posted 10/08/2018 at 13:52:39
18 Posted 10/08/2018 at 15:01:40
19 Posted 10/08/2018 at 18:19:19
20 Posted 10/08/2018 at 23:30:01
However, can we just now get rid? 4 years of pretty much next to nothing. Just loan him to 'boro for the original transfer fee for the remainder of his contract and be done with it.
They can take McCarthy for free at the same time – another water carrier, just as injury prone just fewer bookings.
21 Posted 10/08/2018 at 23:51:04
Of course, it may be down to factors such as “agent fees” – not the first time we've heard that phrase. Still expect him to go on loan, somewhere, for the season... otherwise he risks being forgotten.
22 Posted 11/08/2018 at 00:35:40
Do you think Jagielka and Keane, our probable Centre Back pairing on Saturday are good enough? Keane cost us over six times what we paid for Besic!!
Do you think Schneiderlin is good enough at £24M?
Do you think Tosun is good enough at £27M?
Do you think Bolasie is good enough at £28M?
Do you think Sigurdsson is good enough at £45M?
Mo Besic gave his all in an Everton shirt and sadly that has not always been the case with some of our other players.
23 Posted 11/08/2018 at 13:38:23
2 years ago, he was looking good in pre-season then got badly injured, out for a year. Last January, he'd barely kicked a ball in 18 months, was nowhere near the 1st team and badly needed games; the loan to Boro made sense.
This summer, he's been heavily involved but seems not to have made the final cut. He was very complimentary about Silva and his tactics being perfect for his style and says he feels back to his best. I honestly think he hasn't given up thinking he can play himself into the team. After all, he's technically better than Gana and more energetic and committed than Schneiderlin.
With us not signing direct competition, I think he may have had second thoughts and figured to try and earn a place. He fails he can still move in January. Or, maybe he fancies a move to Europe? If Schneiderlin struggles he's worth giving a go IMO.
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