Blades boss, Chris Wilder, has moved to clarify the situation surrounding Mo Besic.
The Bosnian midfielder is currently enjoying a loan spell with United. Having moved from Everton in the summer, he’s gradually grown into the squad and put in a number of fine displays of late.
Indeed, in the weekend win over Millwall, Besic notched his first Blades goal. The midfielder curled in sublimely from distance to put the Blades in front at the New Den.
A lot of Blades fans have called for the club to try and make his move permanent ASAP. However, Wilder is being patient, and confirmed that there is no recall clause in the deal involving Besic.
“Yes, there’s no break in his contract in this window. It’s only if someone wants to come in to sign him permanently,” Wilder confirmed. (Liverpool Echo)
Those comments seem to suggest Wilder is in no rush to try and sign Besic on a permanent deal.
And although the Bosnian did get his first goal at the weekend, Wilder insisted he wasn’t too impressed with the midfielder prior to that moment.
“I actually didn’t think it was one of Mo’s better performances [against Millwall]. But then he scored and he came alive, which was great.
“He had to pull something out of the bag, as the board was up and a change was in the offing. He (Besic) might have have a little peek over and thought ‘I might have to do something here to keep on the pitch,’” Wilder added.
A solid move for the summer
Besic has a year left to run on his contract once we get to the summer. That could mean he’s available at a knockdown price.
Furthermore, new Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is unlikely to give Besic much playing time given he is trying to rebuild the club and add some of his own signings to the ranks over the summer.
If Sheffield United have seen enough to be impressed with Besic, then he’d no doubt be a welcome addition to the ranks.