Loan moves can give players opportunities to attract the attention of their parent clubs.
Muhamed Besic left Everton in the summer on a temporary deal after falling down the pecking order at Goodison Park.
The 26-year-old has been on the Toffees’ books since his 2014 move to Merseyside, but halfway through the 2017-18 campaign he was sent on loan to Middlesbrough.
The Championship outfit were impressed enough by the midfielder to recruit him once again this season on a loan arrangement.
Under manager Tony Pulis, Besic has made 12 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and registering just as many assists.
According to The Mirror (November 4, page 67), Boro chiefs have already begun discussions with the midfielder’s camp regarding a permanent deal at the Riverside.
Everton may not be in desperate need for Besic given that Marco Silva has the likes of Idrissa Gueye and Andre Gomes in his ranks.
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