For a player who spent much of his initial days at Old Trafford being criticized by fans and getting branded as the poster boy of the failed David Moyes era, Marouane Fellaini is doing quite well at present.
Jose Mourinho has time and again established that the Belgium international is a crucial cog in the working of his squad, and has been dismissing offers for him since the summer of 2016.
However, with Fellaini reportedly having rejected another attempt from the Old Trafford club to sign a new deal and extend his stay, this next offer will be hard for Mourinho to say no to.
As per Le10Sport, PSG are confident of luring away the 30-year-old to Paris when his contract ends in the coming summer. The Parisian side is desperate to land a strong central midfielder, and Fellaini seems to fit the part perfectly.
Further, PSG manager Unai Emery will be eager to make the signing, as the free deal will ensure that a repeat of this summer’s extravagant spending won’t occur. Having come under heavy criticism already, it is paramount that they don’t increase their expenses.
The same source added that a four-year contract is being offered to the ex-Everton man, and it is undoubted that the pay in France will be better than what he currently pockets.
Whatever the Qatari-backed side may have to offer, Mourinho will try to better it due to how highly he values the player. Prior to his injury, he proved that trust correct by being United’s most vital pair of feet, both in creating and scoring goals.
Having already activated his one-year extension, the Mancunian club will be powerless in the face of the French offer, and will have to see their midfielder leave for free.
But there is still plenty of time, and a lot could change, as Mourinho could even end up convincing Fellaini to stay. Or, the player could even slip back into his forgettable form from a couple of years ago, in which case the fans will be happy to see him go.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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