There’s been a lot of talk of Marouane Fellaini this summer, but as of yet, no club seems to have been willing to go in and make a deal happen.
The big Belgium was sensational last season, displaying both his physicality and his technical grace in equal degree. The man really does offer the best of both worlds when it comes to attacking and defensive football and it’s that versatility that has piqued so many club’s interests.
Very few players can play as a central defender, a defensive midfielder, an attacking midfielder and a striker. Best of all, Fellaini doesn’t sacrifice ability for versatility. The Belgian appeared to be adept in whatever position he played in last season. Notably, he scored 11 goals last season – the man’s a threat!
He’s the kind of player who’s capable of dominating the opposition using his physique, using his strength to get the ball down and keep players from getting near him and then using his vision and ability on the ball to make an incisive pass.
So why hasn’t anyone gone in for him yet?
As it happens, it should be just a matter of time. According to Goal.com, Fellaini fancies a move to Old Trafford and Roberto Martinez has privately admitted that the player is likely to move on and is already starting to look at replacements.
Goal.com even quote a source, who says the following: “Roberto is preparing to lose Fellaini next season but he thinks the team will be ready for it.”
Intriguing stuff. Given that Manchester United have been after Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara this summer, they’re clearly on the hunt for a midfielder. Perhaps Fellaini isn’t as creative as that pair, but he is a better all-rounder.
He’d certainly make for a more suitable replacement for Paul Scholes. Fellaini’s competitive edge, tough tackling and never-say-die attitude will quickly get him into United fan’s good books.
At 25-years-old, he’s just about to embark on the best years of his career. Now’s the time to move in and snap him up.
Everton won’t want to let the £22m star leave, but the allure of Old Trafford may prove to be too much. If Fellaini wants the move and United offer a fair price, I don’t expect there to be too much fuss.
Finger’s crossed that David Moyes gets his man!
What’s your take? Should Manchester United pursue Marouane Fellaini?
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