According to reports in the Northern Echo, Middlesbrough are keen on signing on-loan Everton midfielder Mo Besic on a permanent deal this summer, but Toffees fans are split on whether their club should cash in on the 25-year-old.
Former boss Roberto Martinez brought the Bosnia and Herzegovina international to Goodison Park in 2014, but while he made 35 Premier League appearances in his first two seasons with the Merseyside outfit, injuries and lack of form mean that he has only played eight games for them since the start of the 2016/17 campaign.
Besic joined Boro on temporary basis during the January transfer window even though some of the Goodison Park faithful were keen on a permanent deal, and while he only has six outings to his name so far he has already made a big impression on the fans and manager Tony Pulis, although the Toffees are looking for more than the £4.5m they signed him in 2014, according to the Northern Echo.
Everton supporters have been quick to have their say Besic’s future via social media, and they are divided.
While one said simply said “don’t sell him”, another said “sell sell sell”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Don’t sell him @Everton
— Mark Mulholland (@mark82mul) March 12, 2018
Massively underrated and severely
abused by some of our fans.
— R. (@exiledtoffee) March 12, 2018
In today’s climate besic is worth 10 mil. Ridiculous money but if players are going for 180 million then he should be at least 10.
— WavertreeBlue (@wavertreeblue) March 12, 2018
Keep him & let him prove his worth to the new manager. He will be wasted at Boro with Pullis long ball tactics
— Chris Perez (@ChrisPerez75) March 12, 2018
— Pabs (@TheDone_82) March 13, 2018
Sell Sell Sell
— David Nicholl (@NichollDavid) March 12, 2018