Muhamed Besic seems a good signing but he does have a chequered past in the game.
Bosnia-Herzegovina disappointingly exited the World Cup this summer at the Group Stage - despite fielding a team with plenty of promise and putting in some decent performances.
But one player who really caught the eye was Muhamed Besic. The touch tackling midfielder earned plaudits for his bustling displays and the little touches of elegance he added to his rumbustious playing style. It is no wonder he has earned the nickname, the 'Bosnian Roy Keane'.
Now he is all set to play in the Premier League next season.
Everton agreed a deal to sign him earlier this week. The 21-year-old talent has joined the club on their pre-season tour of Thailand, and will be presented to fans once the final details of the deal are finalised.
But for a player of such talent, who was born and raised in Germany, to have been plucked from relative obscurity with Hungarian side Ferencvaros what has happened in his career?
Besic grew up in Berlin and his excellent talents saw Hamburg SV sign him up in 2009. He went on to make it into the first-team at the club but in March of 2012 it all went wrong.
He was suspended from the first-team for a lack of discipline and after a dressing room argument with then HSV manager Thorsten Fink the youngster was reportedly 'strangled' and thrown from the changing room by the head coach.
It was then he was flogged to Hungarian football - a pariah in German club football and a seemingly forgotten talent.
But that was two years ago, Besic was a simple teenager at the time - making his way into the game with baby-steps.
Now he is hopefully more mature, rational and disciplined - although without losing the bark that made him stand out from the crowd in Brazil.
Past indiscretions aside he looks a great buy. Plus, Roberto Martinez doesn't look like the strangling type.
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