By Amir Mir

Gerard Deulofeu has told Everton teammate Muhamed Besic he will “come back stronger” after the midfielder revealed he is going to be sidelined for six months with a knee injury.

Besic broke the news on his personal Twitter account on Friday morning, which was a big blow to the Merseysiders ahead of the new Premier League season.

Winger Deulofeu then sent his best wishes to Besic and backed his friend and colleague to come back an even better player.

“Get well soon, Mo Besic,” Deulofeu wrote on his personal Twitter account. “You will come back stronger my friend.”

Here is the message from the Spaniard to Besic:

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The Bosnian midfielder was helped off just 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute in Wednesday’s Wayne Rooney testimonial match at Old Trafford.

The specific nature of the injury has not yet been confirmed but the timeframe for rehabilitation suggests that it is a potential cruciate ligament injury.

Manager Ronald Koeman will be devastated with the news as the combative midfielders career continues to stall with injuries.

The Merseyside club recently purchased Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa, after triggering his £7.1 million release clause, his signing will soften the blow, but it will still leave the club devastated by the news.

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