Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic has signed a new Everton deal

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Incoming Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will officially quit Liverpool on Friday for the Ibrox giants and one of the first things he should do when he takes the reins at Ibrox is launch get in touch with the Red’s rivals Everton over the availability of Bosnian midfielder Mo Besic.

The Everton ace spent the second-half of the season on loan at Middlesbrough as he made his return from a long-term injury and his future at Goodison Park looks to be rather limited.

Boro will no doubt be interested in a move for the 25-year-old after he impressed at the Riverside last term for Tony Pulis’ side but the chance to come to Ibrox and compete for trophies and play in Europe could appeal to the 30-times capped international.

After barely kicking a ball for Everton in two years, Besic has fallen well down the pecking order with Davy Klaassen, Wayne Rooney, Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin, Tom Davies and James McCarthy all ahead of him and whoever replaces Sam Allardyce as manager to bring their own players in this summer so it’s unlikely the Toffees are going to put up much of a fight for the midfielder.

With only a year left on his contract, Everton would likely want to sell him immediately and that might make things difficult for Rangers although the prospect of first-team football at Ibrox under Gerrard could help sway the German-born midfielder into a move north.

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