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“A Proper Player” Wilder Delighted By Blades’ Deadline Day Signing

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is happy that the club managed to secure the loan signing of Everton midfielder Mo Besic on deadline day.

The Blades boss was very keen to add another midfielder to the ranks before the transfer window closed yesterday, and he is delighted to have signed the Bosnian international:

“Mo is a proper player. He has great pedigree which includes playing internationally and playing in the Premier League. He is an excellent all-round central midfielder. He is someone who can do everything we want a midfielder to do.”

“Mo has played as a defensive midfielder for his country but he can also play further forward. Overall we feel this window has been a great success.”

Besic spent last season out on loan at Middlesbrough, racking up 39 appearances for the Teessiders, scoring two goals and providing five assists.

The 26-year-old replaces Michael Duffy in the squad who left for Stoke City on loan. In total, United have recruited ten signings this summer for a cost nearing £50m.

The Blades have broken their transfer record four times. They paid £5m for Luke Freeman from QPR, £8m for Callum Robinson from Preston, £9.5m for Lys Mousset from Bournemouth and £20m on Oli McBurnie from Swansea.

Wilder will be hoping that the new recruits help his side as they look to stay in the Premier League.