Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic is open to returning to Middlesbrough, following his successful loan spell last season, according to The Northern Echo.

With the arrival of Marco Silva at Everton, there may be a shuffle of the pack on Merseyside. Muhamed Besic could be one player to make way, and the Bosnian says he is more than happy to return to Middlesbrough on a permanent deal next season.

Besic will speak to the new man in charge at Goodison first, to see if there will be any future at Everton before making his decision. But, it is believed he is keen to re-join Middlesbrough.

The creative and tenacious midfielder was key in propelling Boro up the table in the second half of the season. A vital goal away at Derby County helped Middlesbrough on a run of beating three teams in and around then in the latter stages of the campaign, which ultimately let to the Teessiders achieving a top six finish.

Besic will certainly be a wanted man, given his performances last season. Ideally, he would like to impress the new Everton manager to be able to play at the highest level. However, if things don’t go to plan, a step down into the Championship could be more beneficial for all parties.

Middlesbrough have been linked to the Bosnian since the loan deal had expired, but no move or bid has been made as yet.

Besic signed for Everton from Hungarian side Ferencváros for a fee of around £4 million in 2014. They will be looking to recuperate this fee if they are to part ways with the midfielder.

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