Sheffield United have been warned off making a move to bring former loan player, Mo Besic, to Bramall Lane over the summer.
Besic is a free agent after leaving Everton a few weeks back. The Bosnian has gradually dipped down the pecking order at Goodison Park. Spells with Middlesbrough and then United on loan have yielded differing results.
The 28-year-old appeared 37 times for Boro the season prior to his arrival in Sheffield. He made just the two starts out of 13 Premier League appearances for the Blades. Coincidentally, both came against Manchester City.
Besic being released by Everton has caught the attention of some Blades in recent weeks. However, former stopper Paddy Kenny is unsure.
The former United goalkeeper believes Besic’s spell wasn’t memorable enough. Indeed, Kenny feels it would be a bit of risk to move for him.
“They could back in for him. He hasn’t even played since that loan spell. He cost them a lot of money and he hasn’t played a great deal many games. He needs to find a club where he can get more first-team football,” Kenny told Football Insider.
‘”I don’t really remember a lot of him from that loan spell and that’s why I’m a bit worried about Sheffield United going after him. He’s not a name that stands out where you go: ‘Oh yeah, I remember him’. So for me, it’s not one I’d be raving and excited about. But you never know, he could prove me wrong.”
Besic didn’t do much wrong in his time with the Blades. He came in and did a job when needed. His big highlight was a stunning strike away at Millwall in the FA Cup.
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It’s not that Besic isn’t a sound enough player. Far from it. He’s a 45-cap Bosnian international, and has PL experience under his belt.
However, going back to Besic would be a very safe play. Sure, United do need a few midfield players. But would it really get us off our seats if he does arrive?
Besic would do a job at The Lane. But there’re other players out there who we could go for. Obviously, if things get desperate and Besic is available, there might be more of a case.
For now, though, United and Jokanovic should pursue fresh targets.