Marouane Fellaini’s situation has entered an interesting phase at Manchester United with his contract extension stalled, and the club will need to sort it out soon.
The Belgian midfielder is a key asset for Jose Mourinho, and if United don’t sort out the scenario, then the Portuguese is likely to get really upset. According to The Independent, Mourinho is still bemused at the fact that one of his favourite players has not yet been tied down with a new deal.
The Belgium international is currently in his final year at Manchester United, after the club triggered a one-year extension last season.
Earlier, reports stated that if Fellaini’s deal isn’t extended, then it could cause huge implications, as the Red Devils would then very much risk losing their manager to Paris Saint-Germain as early as next summer.
United cannot let Jose be dissatisfied at the moment, and they need to offer him every bit of support in order to convince him to stay at Old Trafford for more than the span of his initial three-year deal.
After a successful first season at the Theatre of Dreams, Mourinho will now want his trusted resources to deliver, as the club enters a hectic period after the international break. That’s where Fellaini comes in the picture.
Meanwhile, reports have also gone on to reveal that several Turkish clubs have expressed interest in the midfielder, with Besiktas leading the race to secure his services in the summer. United are wary of all situations, and could come up with the right offer for a player who is in his fifth season at the club.
Fellaini is very important to Mourinho, and with PSG in the wings ready to replace Unai Emery with a more proven manager, it is time the Premier League giants don’t end up alienating the former Chelsea boss, and offer him all the necessary support.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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