The transfer has been confirmed on the club’s official website.
The 25-year-old midfielder was expected to join Boro permanently this summer but the deal collapsed on deadline day due to issues with the agent fees. The two clubs had agreed on a fee and the player had agreed on personal terms as well.
Besic joined the Championship outfit on loan during the second half of last season and he managed to impress Tony Pulis with his performances. The Middlesbrough manager will be delighted to have the player back for another season now.
? @Mo_Besic returns to #Boro on a season-long loan from @Everton. Here are the stats of the midfielder from his impressive first spell at the Riverside. #EFL #UTB #MoBackThursday pic.twitter.com/hVL2BFwhpI
— StatZone (@StatZoneSports) August 23, 2018
The Bosnian wasn’t a key part of Silva’s first-team plans at Everton and the move is beneficial to all parties. If the midfielder performs well, Everton can sell him off for good money next summer. As for Boro, a strong season from Besic would aid their title push.
Middlesbrough fans seemed delighted with their new signing and they took to Twitter to share their reactions.
Here are some of the best fan reactions from earlier.
Yesssss get in. Welcome back Mo. ????
— smj (@ilesjv) August 23, 2018
— Tyler Holliday (@tylerholliday26) August 23, 2018
some welcome good news, good to have you back ❤️
— TD (@TomDurance7) August 23, 2018
— Charlie Teasdale (@Cteasdale95) August 23, 2018
Welcome back mo
— pete robbo (@peterob01353594) August 23, 2018
About fucking time
— Macauley Forster??????? (@Macauleyyy17) August 23, 2018
Praise the lord
— Paz (@Marcparry347) August 23, 2018
— paul corker (@paul_corker) August 23, 2018
— Connor Martin (@connorm710) August 23, 2018