By Will Butcher
Everton’s Muhamed Besic has revealed that he is nearing a return to full fitness as he continues his recovery from a long-term knee injury.
The 24-year-old has failed to feature this season after sustaining a knee problem just 12 minutes into Wayne Rooney’s testimonial back in August.
Posting a video on his personal Twitter account, the Bosnia & Herzogovina international revealed that he would be “back soon” as he looked sharp in a high intensity drill.
Not long left now ???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/3YD6nWqKLq
— MoBesic (@Mo_Besic) January 25, 2017
The Guardian claimed in the immediate aftermath of his injury that Besic would return in February, and it appears that the combative midfielder is on course to do just that.
Moving to Merseyside in the summer of 2014 from Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros, Besic has made a total of 47 league and cup appearances for the Toffees.
Now, Besic could return in February to boost the Everton squad as they look to secure victories against the likes of Stoke, Bournemouth, Middlesbrough and Sunderland to close in on the top six.
Football Insider verdict:
Besic could become frustrated at Goodison Park as he may be prevented from making a return to the first team. Following the January signing of France international Morgan Scheiderlin, the Toffees now have an abundance of central midfielders that includes Gareth Barry, James McCarthy and Idrissa Gueye. The breakthrough talent of teenager Tom Davies is also likely to keep Besic waiting, as he looks to complete his recovery by gaining regular first-team football. His return from injury is likely to come too late to sort out a loan deal for the second half of the season, so Besic’s troubles might not be over yet. He will, however, be a very useful squad player and a boost to the Everton ranks.