Is Muhamed Besic Everton's new Thomas Gravesen?

The Bosnian has recently been outstanding for Everton.

Last week Everton defeated Manchester City in the first-leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final clash and it was a game which saw several top performances.

One such performance came from Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic.

Snapped up from Hungarian side Ferencvaros after impressing at the 2014 World Cup the combative midfielder has had an injury struck time on Merseyside and he has bided his time for another opportunity to shine.

Against City he did just that.

He was everywhere for Everton.

Full of energy and in your face the tattooed maverick has a touch of the Roy Keane's about him. If you want an Everton icon to compare him to he certainly has a touch of the Thomas Gravesen's about him.

Uncompromising and unspectacular yet suprisingly eye-catching and technically gifted - Besic has all the raw qualities that the Danish cult hero once demonstrated alongside Lee Carsley in David Moyes' fabled midfield.

Besic in fact might just have a little bit more class about him and at 23-years-old he is about the same age now as Gravesen was when he first joined The Toffees from Hamburg in 2000.

The Dane became a cult icon and Besic is on the same path if he continues to put in such eye-catching performances.

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