Toffees close to Besic signing
Published 24/07/2014 | 17:44
Everton appear to be on the brink of announcing their second summer signing as Ferencvarosi TC midfielder Muhamed Besic has joined the Toffees on a pre-season trip to Thailand.
Besic, 21, represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the World Cup and has been a target for Everton boss Roberto Martinez as he looks to add to a squad which he guided to a fifth place Barclays Premier League finish last season.
Although Besic will not feature in a friendly against Leicester in Bangkok, Martinez is pleased to have the former Hamburg man in amongst his current squad.
"The next few days will allow Mo to meet the players," the Spaniard told Everton's official website.
"But more importantly it is an opportunity for him to get into optimum condition ahead of the new season.
"I am looking forward to introducing him to the Everton fans when we come back but first I would like to thank Ferencvaros for the way in which they have approached the negotiations.
"They have been very understanding at this point and we have enjoyed a good working relationship."
Once the deal has been confirmed, Besic will become the second summer acquisition for Martinez, joining Gareth Barry at Goodison Park after the England international made his successful loan move to the Toffees permanent at the start of the month.