Sheffield United could lose midfielder Mo Besic in January, according to manager Chris Wilder.
Wilder was speaking ahead of United’s trip to Manchester City this weekend. The Blades travel to the Etihad looking to preserve their unbeaten away record.
However, with January just a few days away, questions were, naturally, asked about certain players. And Wilder confirmed that the Blades could well lose Besic if a permanent bid for him comes from elsewhere.
Speaking to Andy Giddings of BBC Radio Sheffield, Wilder admitted the Everton man might move on. However, he also insisted he’d heard nothing to suggest that was the case as things stand.
#sufc boss CW confirms #MUFC loanee Dean Henderson will be staying for the season. Wilder also suggests #EFC Mo Besic has a clause in his loan that if someone wants to buy him then he might have to leave, but there’s nothing currently to suggest that’ll happen.
— Andy Giddings (@Gids1980) December 27, 2019
Besic has gradually worked his way into the reckoning under Wilder this season. He’s replaced Ollie Norwood on a number of occasions, getting vital minutes in the bank.
The Bosnian midfielder seems content at Bramall Lane. But, as is the way with football, things can change quickly. Especially when it comes to players who aren’t playing that much.
A key player in the second half of the season
Besic has shown his qualities in the red and white already. His cameo at Norwich was met with praise from a lot of Blades fans.
Furthermore, he has experience and quality at the highest level. While Everton have, of course, moved on from him, he’s still a regular for his country.
Chris Wilder brought him in for good reason. He’s been in all the matchday squads since his arrival and could well get a start in the coming days with tough fixtures to come.
By all means, Besic will be entitled to leave if a good offer does come in. However, with the Blades flying high and Besic an important part of the group, he might be best served staying put.
The Blades travel to Man City on Sunday, before another tricky test comes in the form of Liverpool.