Unable to hold down a regular first-team berth at Goodison Park, Besic has had loan spells at Middlesbrough and with the Blades over the past couple of seasons.
Neither club has taken up options to sign the midfielder thus far so he returns to Everton where he will enter the final year of his contract.
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1 Posted 19/06/2020 at 21:31:16
2 Posted 19/06/2020 at 21:45:01
3 Posted 19/06/2020 at 21:57:52
4 Posted 19/06/2020 at 22:07:06
Another who sadly failed to reach his perceived potential.
Still I'd rather him in the centre of midfield over Schnides.
5 Posted 19/06/2020 at 22:19:46
6 Posted 19/06/2020 at 22:21:42
What's certain is that he will continue his career for buttons, wherever that may be. He'll hang on to this last year of wages like grim death.
Hopefully, we'll read of a 1 million transfer fee. Would indicate we still had to pay part of his wages. But that would mean he's gone.
His contract an impulse purchase, THE worst signing of Roberto's time at Everton. He actually contributed nothing. That's hard to do.
7 Posted 19/06/2020 at 22:32:18
This is Everton you know.
8 Posted 19/06/2020 at 22:33:33
9 Posted 20/06/2020 at 00:58:39
10 Posted 20/06/2020 at 01:30:58
Started off with (what passes from him) a roar vs Chelsea, got injured, and allowed Naismith to come on and score a hat-trick.
But, as with all these 'usual suspects' (Niase etc, the list seems endless), he didn't sign himself or set his own terms and conditions.
Blame the people who signed and signed off on every one of our wastes of space.
11 Posted 20/06/2020 at 02:14:56
He always looked like he gave a shit and was straight in on the tackle. He was kept out by McCarthy when McCarthy was decent; he provided backup to the team when Martinez had us singing about him.
He's nowhere near as bad as these comments are trying to make out. I would put on the bench for a fifth substitute or send him on to kick Henderson, likeable.
12 Posted 20/06/2020 at 03:02:56
13 Posted 20/06/2020 at 06:49:53
14 Posted 20/06/2020 at 08:18:30
Not sure he could have done a lot worse than our succession of mediocre central midfield performances over the last few years. He'll presumably get another loan or a permanent move this summer.
15 Posted 20/06/2020 at 10:08:12
16 Posted 20/06/2020 at 11:35:49
17 Posted 20/06/2020 at 12:49:54
18 Posted 20/06/2020 at 12:52:15
I struggle to understand the contract extension he got, he never showed anywhere near enough to elevate us.
19 Posted 20/06/2020 at 13:04:57
20 Posted 20/06/2020 at 13:06:41
Zero goals. Zero assists. 14 yellow cards.
And one really good performance, against City. One.
Kinda pathetic that he's still a topic of conversation around here.
21 Posted 20/06/2020 at 13:59:45
I think it's a bit confusing. Fifa changed their rules so that loaned-out players can play for up to three clubs this season, instead of two...
However, I believe that is trumped by a vote of the Premier League stakeholders (aka 'clubs') that no additions can be made to the 25-man squads posted at the end of January 2020 and set for the rest of the season — however long it takes.
So I think that excludes Besic, or anyone else coming back to the club who was not registered in that revised 25-man squad, even though we own them.
Note that there is an exception for youngsters like Branthwaite coming up from the Academy sides (yes, I know he was an import) but the provision is that players under 21 (or is it under 23?) can be added to the 25-man squad at any time.
22 Posted 20/06/2020 at 14:00:28
Such a shame he has never replicated that form but there is/was ability there.
23 Posted 20/06/2020 at 14:45:35
24 Posted 20/06/2020 at 15:22:31
Check him out or not bother?
25 Posted 20/06/2020 at 15:33:14
I'm amazed we haven't sold him yet.
26 Posted 20/06/2020 at 15:42:55
27 Posted 20/06/2020 at 15:59:24
28 Posted 20/06/2020 at 16:14:48
I said at the time he'd turn out to be a good signing! How long have I got to be able to prove that one correct?!
29 Posted 20/06/2020 at 16:29:11
30 Posted 20/06/2020 at 17:40:37
31 Posted 20/06/2020 at 17:59:41
32 Posted 20/06/2020 at 18:08:50
33 Posted 20/06/2020 at 18:18:01
34 Posted 20/06/2020 at 18:23:00
35 Posted 20/06/2020 at 18:59:32
36 Posted 20/06/2020 at 19:05:34
He's fucked my bet up, lol!
37 Posted 20/06/2020 at 19:09:34
38 Posted 20/06/2020 at 19:12:27
I thought 3/1 was a bit long... It would appear it wasn't.
39 Posted 20/06/2020 at 19:15:33
40 Posted 20/06/2020 at 19:15:55
41 Posted 20/06/2020 at 19:19:27
42 Posted 21/06/2020 at 14:12:06
43 Posted 27/06/2020 at 11:32:59
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