Everton have tonight confirmed on their official website that midfielder Muhamed Besic has penned a new five-and-a-half year contract with the club.
The Toffees, who received major investment from new shareholder Farhad Moshiri over the weekend, have taken another step forward after hand Besic a new contract.
Besic, 23, signed for Everton from Hungarian side Ferencvaros in the summer of 2014, having starred at the World Cup with Bosnia and Herzegovina just weeks after the tournament ended.
The former Hamburg youngster has mostly been used as cover for Gareth Barry and James McCarthy in front of the Everton back four, and fans have taken to his energetic, passionate performances and never-say-die attitude.
However, the main problem for Besic has been injuries, as he has picked up a number of knocks during his time at Goodison Park, restricting his impact so far.
Manager Roberto Martinez has seemingly been suitably impressed with what Besic can do though, as he has now handed him a new contract until 2021.
Fans took to Twitter after the announcement, and were almost unanimous in their praise for the deal, as supporters seemingly rate Besic very highly.
Some stated that Besic had the potential to become club captain at Everton, and at just 23, most supporters believe he has a huge future ahead of him - which is now tied to the Toffees after his new contract was signed earlier today.
Here are some of the reactions from Everton fans on Twitter after Muhamed Besic signed a new contract with the club...
Is it wrong I got FAR more excited when I heard about Besic's new contract than the takeover.— Roberto Has To Go (@JagielkaTackle) February 29, 2016
Hopefully Besic can stay fit and have a run in the team now, looks brilliant at times.— Cory Hannon (@CoryHannon_1878) February 29, 2016
Great news about Besic, definitely the best is yet to come from him!— BobbyFett (@bobbyshaftomk11) February 29, 2016
Congrats @Mo_Besic on your new contract fully deserved. Everything Evertonians want in a player you have in abundance. Good times ahead.— Andy Waddilove (@Wadders30) February 29, 2016
So happy @Mo_Besic has got a new deal. The squad is so much better with him in it. Going to be a great player.— Chris Nicholson (@bruvva_cj) February 29, 2016
Besic for me is the natural successor of jags as captain. Ppl callin for ross to be captain, great player but doesnt inspire others like mo— Mark B (@MarkBirch1988) February 29, 2016
Great news about Mo! Smashing player & he'll only get better! Congrats lad @Mo_Besic— Lewis Silcock (@LewisSilco) February 29, 2016
Boss news getting @Mo_Besic signed up to a new contract. He has the potential to be a key player in the Everton side for many years to come— Chris (@_Chris1878) February 29, 2016
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