Marouane Fellaini has had a roller-coaster ride at Manchester United since joining the club from Everton back in 2013.
The Belgian was brought in by then manager David Moyes, and amid plenty of criticism from the United faithful, the 30-year-old has stuck around and even notched up some useful contributions for the Reds during that time.
Now, however, with his contract seemingly coming to an end, rumours of a possible exit are ringing around Old Trafford, and as the midfielder said recently, ‘You will know soon.’
Fellaini has been the subject of much transfer talk, especially after Jose Mourinho decided to bring in another midfielder to replace the retired Michael Carrick in Brazilian Fred for a significant sum of money.
This would likely keep Fellaini out of contention for a regular starting place in the squad, even though his Portuguese boss has made it clear that he considers the strong Belgian important to the team.
Fellaini has been linked with clubs such as Arsenal, AC Milan, and a number of Turkish teams, all looking to cash-in on the opportunity of bringing him in on a free transfer.
Currently on duty with his country at the FIFA World Cup, the central midfielder made just 23 appearances for the Reds last season in all competitions, largely due to injury issues.
However, he would be well aware that a section of United fans may well be happy with his exit, considering the mixed response to his performances for the club.
Regardless of what fans say, however, the last word lies with Fellaini himself, and as things stand, the end of the World Cup may decide what the future holds for him.
Fellaini has earned the support of his manager at club level, and is enjoying a good spell with his country at the moment on world football’s greatest stage.