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Roberto Martinez is looking forward to presenting Muhamed Besic as an Everton player when the team return from Thailand next week.
The Blues jetted out to Bangkok on Thursday afternoon ahead of Sunday’s friendly with Premier League newcomers Leicester City at the Supachalasai Stadium.
21-year-old Bosnian international Besic has travelled with the squad to Bangkok but will not feature in the game as he continues to build up his fitness levels following his return from this summer’s World Cup.
Martinez said: “The next few days will allow Mo to meet the players, but more importantly it is an opportunity for him to get into optimum condition ahead of the new season.
“I am looking forward to introducing him to the Everton fans when we come back but first I would like to thank Ferencváros for the way in which they have approached the negotiations. They have been very understanding at this point and we have enjoyed a good working relationship.”
Martinez, meanwhile, takes a squad of 22 players to the Thai capital as he continues with his pre-season preparations.
Ross Barkley is in the travelling party for the first time since returning from his summer break following his trip to Brazil with England and there are opportunities for youngsters John Lundstram, Hallam Hope, Chris Long, Tyias Browning, Conor McAleny, Jindrich Stanek, Luke Garbutt and Matthew Kennedy.

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