Marouane Fellaini looks set to imminently sign a new bumper contract at Manchester United that will significantly improve his wages and keep him at Old Trafford beyond this season, according to reports.
The Belgian was handed an extension back in January and Jose Mourinho, following a superb start to the new campaign from the midfielder, has made efforts to hand him another new deal amid speculation of a possible move to Turkey next summer.
Reports last month claimed that talks between the club and Fellaini’s representatives had stalled after Man United failed to offer a suitable package to the 29-year-old.
However, according to TransfermarketWeb‘s Claudio Colla, an agreement over Fellaini’s wages – set to increase from £80,000 a week – has been reached and the midfielder, whose current contract expires next summer, will soon sign a new deal with the club following what has been a commanding start to the campaign.
United clearly played ball with Fellaini after some prodding, perhaps. The club has a policy of handing rolling one-year contracts to players over 30 and you imagine this was the initial strategy with the Belgian.
And you can see why Fellaini, in turn, wouldn’t accept this one-size-fits-all approach and instead ask for terms that eclipse what, say, Fenerbahce may have offered him next summer.