Having found no consistency at all this season, Everton have done well to keep their place in the top half of the table but they will have to improve a lot, to challenge for a place in Europe next season. They currently have one of the biggest squads in England but will need a massive overhaul to make sure that they can compete with the best next season.
They will surely be active in the transfer market but they have a few players out on loan, as they were reminded of by their twitter account this weekend.
Bosnian international Muhamed Besic was also on the winning side at the weekend, on his loan stint at Riverside. Middlesbrough, currently fighting for a promotion, have found a superb solution to their midfield problems in Besic who is earning huge praise from the media and the fans alike.
Just six games into his stint at Middlesbrough, he is now an important part of the midfield for Tony Pulis, who is now interested in signing him on a permanent basis. Reports claim that Everton could listen to offers in the summer, but should they give him another chance in the first team?
Playing as a part of the midfield three in a 4-3-3 system under Pulis, Besic has shown his dynamic range of passing and also the stability he adds to the side. He can also fill in anywhere in the backline but has been particularly effective playing at the heart of the midfield.
Though some of the Everton fans believe that he has found his level in the second tier, it is quite possible that he has found some form because he is finally given some regular game time, after he struggled to make it to the first team at Goodison Park.
He made just 26 starts for the club across all competitions in almost four years at the club and at just 25, could be a decent bet in the midfield for Everton.
Idrissa Gueye, who only recently signed a contract extension, is expected to be a mainstay in the midfield next season but none of Morgan Schneiderlin, Tom Davies and James McCarthy have not done enough to warrant a place alongside Gueye in the first team.
Everton are expected to be in the market for a midfielder in the summer and giving Besic a chance will not be a bad idea. His contract runs until 2021 and Everton have no real need to sell. He may not be ready for the first team but can be a squad player, and is surely ready to step up. But do you think Everton should cut their losses and sell the 25-year old to Boro?
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