Everton have finally set the seal on the Muhamed Bešić deal
The 21-year old Bosnian international pens 5-year Everton deal for an undisclosed fee
Boss Martinez On New Signing Bešić
Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Muhamed Bešić has penned a five-year deal at Goodison Park, Everton have confirmed.
The 21-year old, who last week traveled with the squad to Thailand, arrives from Ferencvaros on the back of three outstanding displays in this summer’s World Cup finals.
And Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who has been following the progress of Bešić over the last couple of years, is delighted to have finally gotten his man.
“Muhamed is a young footballer who has developed massively in the last two seasons,” said Martinez.
“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.
“We have followed him for a while. He was playing for Bosnia Under-21s the first time we saw him,” continued the Toffee’s boss.
“He played with an impressive arrogance and an impressive understanding of how to play from the back and having real strong concepts in his positional play and technical ability.
“The way he played against top players in the World Cup – the way he marked Lionel Messi, the way he played against Argentina, the way he played in a really open game against Nigeria – they were really good games to evaluate the value of ‘Mo’ and the potential he has as a player at such a young age.”
“He fits perfectly well into the type of player we need and want at Everton.”
“Where we play him will depend on our needs,” said Martinez.
“What we are trying to do is get a really strong squad where the competition levels are huge and now we are getting that.”
“We have been seeing a lot of good partnerships all over the park and Mo Besic will fit in extremely well and will add a needed experience, especially in the Europa League.”
Bešić will make his Everton debut in Leon Osman’s testimonial v FC Porto at Goodison Park this Sunday.