Mo Besic has suggested he would like to make his move to Sheffield United from Everton a permanent one.
Besic is currently midway through a season-long loan at Bramall Lane and has made 13 appearances in all competitions to date.
When asked in January if he would like to stay with the Blades beyond this term, he said: “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 has since added to that, recently expressing his desire to continue playing in England for “a long time”.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is unlikely to do that with the Toffees, having spent the past two-and-half years away from Goodison Park on loan.
However, it could be the perfect opportunity for the Blades to make their move to sign him permanently – if they are interested.
How much would it cost to sign Besic from Everton?
A little over a year ago Besic was linked with a permanent exit from Everton. On loan at Middlesbrough at the time, the Daily Mail reported Besiktas and Fenerbahce were interested in the 27-year-old.
With a number of options ahead of the Bosnian, the Toffees were said to be open to offers. Although they have since changed their manager, the situation with Besic is unlikely to have altered.
In April 2019 it was claimed that it would cost around £9m to sign the midfielder. Yet Besic is now about to enter the final year of his current contract on Merseyside.
Therefore, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that would see his valuation drop. With apparent concerns about whether John Lundstram has a long-term future at Bramall Lane, Besic could be the ideal replacement.