Talent rarely goes unrewarded, and in the case of Jose Mourinho, players that are lucky enough to catch the eye of the boss rarely find themselves at the end of deals that aren’t lucrative.
Such is definitely the case at hand for one Manchester United man, whose cause appears to be championed by the manager himself.
Marouane Fellaini’s new contract is believed to be in the works, with the club reportedly confident of ensuring that the extension comes through. Talks between the two parties have already commenced, subject to the fine details of the new deal which is yet to be agreed upon.
The 29-year-old has proven to be an integral part of the side’s midfield as of late. His rise to prominence is particularly due to the injury of Paul Pogba, which has seen the Belgian get elevated to his preferred attacking spot at the helm of the midfield.
Fellaini has certainly silenced his critics in this regard, having already scored four times this season, twice against Crystal Palace in the club’s latest triumph in the Premier League.
Further, the new deal is believed to be for a duration of two years, with the option for an added third year kept in tow. The rushed deal has become important due to the fact that this season is the midfielder’s last one on his current contract, and that he can start looking at offers from other clubs from January itself.
Galatasaray were believed to be in the running for his services during the summer window, but Mourinho’s insistence on the player’s importance managed to thwart that attempt off. Now, he enjoys a great spot in the starting eleven, and certainly provides entertaining football for the fans, most of whom he has won over since the fury that David Moyes’ failures had initially brought upon him.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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