Report: Leeds United keen on surprise move for Everton's Muhamed Besic

Boro player Muhamed Besic in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

Leeds are reported to be keen on Muhamed Besic.

Muhamed Besic of Everton celebrates after scoring the third goal during the pre-season friendly match between MK Dons and Everton at Stadium mk on July 26, 2016 in Milton Keynes, England.

Leeds United are keen on a move for Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic, according to reports in his homeland.

Bosnian website Sport claim Leeds United are interested in signing the 25-year-old.

 

Besic signed for Everton for £4 million in 2014 from Hamburg but has fallen down the pecking order after a number of changes in management.

Last season he was loaned to Middlesbrough in January and he impressed during his spell on Teesside.

Impressive signing - but be sceptical

Besic is international quality and has more than 50 appearances for Everton under his belt.

However there is reason for fans to be sceptical over the authenticity of Leeds interest.

Boro player Muhamed Besic in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

On August 5, website Football Transfer Tavern posted an article suggesting Besic as one of two players Leeds should consider as a replacement for Ronaldo Vieira.

Now two days later Leeds' interest is being cited in the Bosnian press.

This would not be the first time the foreign press have been unable to distinguish between opinion and news this transfer window.

So while a potentially impressive deal for Leeds, don't be surprised if the speculation amounts to nothing.

Andrea Petagna of Atalanta competes for the ball with Muhamed Besic of Everton FC during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Atalanta and Everton FC at Stadio Citta del Tricolore...

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