Why signing Muhamed Besic and Yannick Bolasie will be a coup for Middlesbrough
The report further states that the two players have spent a night at the club’s training ground hotel, meaning it is simply a matter of time before the official announcement comes through. Given the circumstances, this could prove to be a win-win situation for all parties involved.
Bolasie, 29, joined Everton from Crystal Palace back in 2016. Prior to joining the Toffees, he worked with current Boro boss Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park. However, Sky Sports now claims that Marco Silva has deemed the winger surplus to requirements.
Hence, he should exit the club on loan and link up with his former boss at Riverside Stadium. As far as the Teesside outfit are concerned, they could most certainly benefit by signing a new winger after selling Adama Traore to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Meanwhile, Besic spent the latter half of the previous campaign on loan at Middlesbrough, meaning he would have a fair idea of how things work at the club. In fact, during his short-lived stint with Pulis and his men, the midfielder was quite impressive.
Often deployed in central midfield, Besic was a dominant force for Middlesbrough and his efforts helped them reach the playoffs as well. Although Boro failed to secure a promotion last time out, Besic might just help them do so this season.
As far as Everton are concerned, they certainly have a lot on their plate right now. Silva has a lot to prove at Goodison Park and the Toffees are also in dire need of working wonders to achieve greater ambitions.
And in such a situation, it does not make sense for either Bolasie or Besic to stay put. Both players are immensely talented and deserve regular first-team opportunities. But that is something Silva would be unable to provide for the time being.
At the same time, Besic and Bolasie are quite experienced and it would be unwise to lose them permanently. Hence, the loan move should work out in favour of all parties involved. The two players will receive adequate game time and the two clubs will also benefit from the situation.