The report comes from Teamtalk, an outlet not known for breaking reliable stories these days, but says that they want to sign Besic for £5m this summer.
The Bosnia-Herzegovina international joined Everton in 2014 but fell out of favour following the departure of Roberto Martinez and a series of injuries.
He spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough and could return to the Championship in a permanent move if this report holds any water.
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1 Posted 13/07/2019 at 08:29:25
Its not like Besic was ever a regular starter so why did we give him a new contract?
2 Posted 13/07/2019 at 08:42:10
I think is was symptomatic of how amateurish the club was run before Mr Brands arrived. In the short time he has been here we seem to be a much more professional and sleek outfit off the pitch.
We've made some really good signings, but Mr Brands is arguably the most important of the lot. The best decision Farhad has made since taking control.
3 Posted 13/07/2019 at 09:08:29
4 Posted 13/07/2019 at 10:13:03
I think there is a good balance between astute businessmen/women and the footballing brains in the club. And they appear to work together in harmony.
I seem to remember Brands mentioning several windows in order to realise his aspirations. So we're still very much at the beginning of that journey. But it definitely feels like we're getting there.
Many of our players who wouldn't make a starting 11 will nonetheless make very good players elsewhere. They're just not the right fit for us and our style of play, or simply not good enough for a team chasing a top 6 berth.
A part of me likes Besic. And I wish him, and other departing players, well for the future.
5 Posted 13/07/2019 at 12:14:36
6 Posted 13/07/2019 at 13:09:34
7 Posted 13/07/2019 at 13:49:21
8 Posted 13/07/2019 at 13:56:01
You are correct but Len has a point. Koscielny, Pogba, Lukaku all seem to think they can waltz off without even a proper transfer fee. The players (well some anyway) have got out of control.
9 Posted 13/07/2019 at 14:08:41
No doubt some bellend will come on here and claim that they wouldn't have got a game at any other Premier League club.
10 Posted 13/07/2019 at 14:18:20
It is funny you mention that trio. When I started my sentence about players not respecting contracts, as I typed, those three popped into my head causing me to add the (well some anyway) qualifier. There are still some good lads out there and we have been fortunate to have quite a few. Cahill, Osman, Hibbert (to his own detriment at the very end) all were loyal and football focused.
In terms of general professionalism (eg, staying fit) you can add Barry (although that went out the window when he stole a cab while a West Brom). Marcel has spoken quite a bit about getting the right characters in. Hopefully that will enable us to steer clear of the neer-do-wells.
11 Posted 13/07/2019 at 16:16:33
None of the players brought in have so far much exceed their purchase value and none of the players sold have brought in much money. As for success, 8th is nothing to write home about.
Im not knocking Brands, he could be a great success but its way too early to tell.
12 Posted 13/07/2019 at 16:28:13
13 Posted 13/07/2019 at 18:32:45
14 Posted 13/07/2019 at 00:00:14
When you hear past players saying they would run through a brick wall for Everton, Jags is right up there with throwing his body in front of an incoming shot for Everton, never gave anything but his all for us.
Be an emotional Day when he returns with Sheffield Utd.
I just hope next summer, we have a joint testimonial for Jags and Baines.
15 Posted 14/07/2019 at 16:01:31
16 Posted 14/07/2019 at 19:30:15
The idea, back in the day of the maximum wage was to provide a pension fund for the loyal player by giving them the attendance proceeds from the testimonial game.
Nowadays most premiership and championship players won't need it as they already have wealth beyond their dreams.
Additionally, nowadays, with the congested fixture lists and summer tours and tournaments, the clubs don't wan't an extra fixture clogging up their plans.
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