Middlesbrough opinion: Boro should consider signing Besic permanently
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While he is contracted to Everton, the 26-year-old last played for the Toffees all the way back in September of 2017.
It was effectively his last game for the club, with
Things have gone relatively well for the 26-year-old and he’s managed to play 34 games, this season. While only 66% of those games have come in the starting XI,
He’s managed to contribute to seven goals, which is a career high for the Bosnian and it shows why Boro need to try and keep him. They need players like Muhamed Besic in their side, especially if they aim at getting back into the Premier League.
He’s far more reliable and consistent as compared to Adam Clayton, Paddy McNair or even former Chelsea man John Mikel Obi. Not only that, Besic has played both as a central midfielder and a defensive midfielder, backing-up both Clayton and Obi.
But his place at the club may not be in central midfield, with Jonathan Howson doing relatively well in that position. Barring that, few others have managed to impress, with Lewis Wing failing to make too much of an impression this season.
A reliable passer, and an astute tackler,
That has helped him move play around, even when there are periods of static dominance from Middlesbrough, this season. Muhamed Besic’s statistics emphasize exactly that, with the 26-year-old averaging 1.8 tackles, 0.6 interceptions, and a pass accuracy of just over 85% per game.
He also averages at least 33 passes per game so far this season, proving to be a reliable presence with the ball. It shows why Middlesbrough need to make a permanent move for him, but that could prove to be a little complicated.
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