Everton has signed 21-year old Bosnian international midfielder Muhamed Besic on a five year deal for a transfer fee reportedly around £4million.
Signing from Hungarian side Ferencvaros, the young Bosnian has impressed many with his performances for Bosnia in Brazil. After spending two years in Germany with Hamburg, he failed to cement a spot in the first team and reportedly had troubles with the manager Torsten Fink. Besic then moved to Hungary in 2012, making 47 appearances for Ferencvaros and winning the Hungarian Cup. He made his international debut for Bosnia at just 18 years old, making him Bosnia’s youngest ever player, and has since added 11 more appearances.
He is known for his energy and flexibility, being equally competent in defense and midfield. Though Bosnia failed to progress from the group stages, he put in impressive performances that attracted many suitors.
Roberto Martinez said of the signing: “Muhamed is a young footballer who has developed massively in the last two seasons. He has been playing as a centre-half and as a defensive midfielder at an incredible level.
“What he did with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the World Cup, he showed that he is a really mature footballer, that he covers the ground really well, that he is very dynamic and technically very gifted.
“He is bringing us really good strength in an important part of the side.”
He is expected to join training shortly, and perhaps feature in Everton’s final pre season fixture against Porto.
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