“My destiny is with Everton, it’s as simple as that. After that, you never know what can happen, but we still speak of one of the greatest English clubs.” Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini has distanced himself from a move away from Everton in the near future but refused to rule out the possibility of it happening in the future.
The 25-year-old has been at Everton since 2008 when David Moyes brought him to the club in a £16 million deal from Standard Liege.
And although the tough tackling Belgian has insisted he would like to say with the Merseyside outfit for the time being, he didn’t close the door on a move away from Everton completely.
“My destiny is with Everton, it’s as simple as that,” he said.
“After that, you never know what can happen, but we still speak of one of the greatest English clubs.
“The framework and the basics are there. It is in this sense that I mean the departure of the coach does not change anything for me.
“Despite everything he has done for the club, we always have enough quality to continue to shine.
“Honestly, the departure of the coach does not change. He received a good challenge and I understand that he has accepted.
“But he never told me about his project to take me with him to United. It is only in the press that I read it.”
Fellaini had his best season in the Premier League last year where he was utilised to devastating effect in a ‘number 10 role’, scoring 11 goals in 30 Premier League appearances. At Goodison Park on the first day of the season, he tore United apart and we simply couldn’t stop him.
He recently insisted that his preferred position is a defensive midfielder despite his best performances this season coming when he played further up the pitch, and claimed that his move to a second striker role was out of necessity rather than choice.
The 25-year-old has a contract with Everton until 2016 and would likely command a fee within the region of £25 million given that they paid £15 million for him and he has improved considerably since 2008.
However, he could bring the brawn that United’s midfield has so obviously lacked in recent seasons, not to mention providing a huge aerial threat from set-pieces.
Moyes got the best out of Fellaini and given the fact that he has reshuffled United’s back room staff to make his environment more familiar, maybe Moyes will do the same thing with the squad by bringing Fellaini with him to Old Trafford.