Manchester United will ignore a club policy which states that players over the age of 30 can only receive rolling one year contracts to keep Marouane Fellaini beyond this season, according to reports.
Contract talks with the Belgian, who has been linked with a variety of Turkish clubs, have been underway since the summer but the club and his representatives are yet to strike a deal that satisfies the midfielder.
And according to The Sun‘s Phil Thomas, the club, having handed Fellaini a one year extension back in January, will offer the Belgian, who turns 30 in a few weeks, an improved package following a superb year at Old Trafford.
Fellaini finds himself at a pivotal point in his career. Entering your thirties as a player marks the beginning of a new kind of era – a time characterised by shifting away from abilities once deemed vital – central to your success – and towards more refined, calculated ways of going about one’s game.
And the Belgian, in turn, has a choice to make: continue to fight at the highest level under a manager who admires him, or test himself elsewhere?