Everton loanee, Mo Besic, appears to be open to extending his time at Sheffield United beyond this season.
Besic is on loan at United from Goodison Park until the end of the 2019/20 campaign. The 27-year-old has been used increasingly more frequently by manager Chris Wilder in recent weeks.
Wilder showed his confidence in Besic on Tuesday night by handing the midfielder a start against Manchester City ahead of John Lundstram.
That was only the Bosnia and Herzegovina international’s second inclusion in a Premier League starting XI since joining the Blades. Yet he did well once again as they narrowly lost to City 1-0.
Will Besic stay at Sheffield United beyond this season?
Joining the Toffees from Ferencvaros in 2014, Besic has struggled to become a first team regular. Before arriving at United last summer, the Germany-born Bosnian had spent the previous 18 months on loan in the Championship with Middlesbrough.
So whether Besic has a long-term future on Merseyside is debatable – especially as he turns 28 in September. However, he appears to fit well into the Blades squad.
Asked whether he would like to extend his time in South Yorkshire beyond this term, Besic told SUTV: “The people who need to know what I want, they know. So we will see what will happen.
“It’s an unbelievable team, I’m really happy to be here and be part of this.
“I’m just really relaxed. It’s nothing big for me. As long as Chris Wilder is happy I will play for him.”
Besic is one of two loanees currently at the club along with Dean Henderson. Henderson is enjoying another fine season on loan from Manchester United and Wilder has confirmed talks are underway about extending that.
The goalkeeper has kept a top flight best eight clean sheets, alongside Watford’s Ben Foster and Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City. Henderson has also helped United to the second best defensive record in the division behind leaders Liverpool.