Middlesbrough beating Turkish giants to complete a permanent move for this 26-year-old star would be a terrific move

Middlesbrough opinion: Boro should consider signing Besic permanently

English news outlet the Daily Mail has reported that Turkish giants Besiktas and Fenerbache are leading the race for Everton star Muhamed Besic. The midfielder is currently on loan at Middlesbrough and has impressed with the club so far.

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 Besic moving on to Middlesbrough in January of 2018 on loan. It was a short spell, but he returned at the start of this season, hoping to make his name, once again, at the club.

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, Besic has still proven to be big asset to manager Tony Pulis’ side.

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.

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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, Besic has the best of both worlds. While he may not contribute too much offensively, the 26-year-old consistently moves the ball around the pitch, proving to be a great presence in midfield.

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.

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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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Complicated or not, Middlesbrough need Muhamed Besic in their side. The 26-year-old has brought stability and consistency to their midfield, which is exactly what the club needs. Not only that, Besic’s a Premier League proven player and if Boro get promoted, his presence could help them stay up.

Written by Siddhant Lazar

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