Marouane Fellaini Set For Big Move Move Away From Everton, But Where Will He Go?

By on September 12, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, which clubs will move for unsettled Marouane Fellaini?

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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini looks set for a big-money move after admitting this will be his last season at Goodison Park, but who is likely to make a move for the giant Belgian?

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The versatile midfielder moved to Merseyside from Standard Liege for £15m in 2008 and has been a revelation under David Moyes, clocking up 130 appearances and scoring 22 goals for the club.

His all-action style has earned him cult status at Goodison Park and the 6 foot 4 inch Belgian international has made an excellent start to the new season, scoring 2 goals in 3 games including a man-of-the-match display against Manchester United on the opening weekend.

Fellaini dropped a bombshell by claiming on Sunday that this would be his last season with Everton and hinted at a move as early as this January.

Quoted in the Telegraph, he said:

 ”I am just starting my fifth season at Everton, this will be one of my last,”

“I have seen everything. In January or at the end of the season I will turn to another club or championship.”

Fellaini quickly moved to try and backtrack on his comments, insisting he’s happy at Everton and is concentrating on the season ahead.

“Let me remind you that I am very happy in Liverpool and our start of the championship was good.

“Kevin Mirallas and some other good players joined us to make a better squad in order to realize a good championship in the line of the end of the last one.

“So with Everton, I am ready to play all the season and to reach our goals of this season.”

(source: Sky Sports)

This is hardly a statement reaffirming his long-term commitment to the club, is it? He fails to deny he said his previous quotes and only commits to this season, not anything beyond that. So only the most foolhardy Evertonian would think the player isn’t keeping his options open.

So if Fellaini is vying for a move either in January or next summer, which Premier League clubs are likely to be interested?

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger would no doubt love to have the powerhouse in his side. He has sorely missed a physical presence in midfield since a certain Patrick Vieira left and Fellaini not only has the physique, but also the technical ability to fit in perfectly at the Emirates.

The main problem would be finances. Arsenal are known for their prudent approach to transfer fees and wages and may struggle to match some of the offers put forward by their rivals.

Chelsea

The European champions have been previously linked with Fellaini and he would fit perfectly into their new-look side to compliment the attacking flair of Hazard, Mata, Oscar, etc.

Money wouldn’t be a problem either with Roman Abramovich clearly in the spending mood after splashing the cash this summer. The Blues would certainly be one of the favourites for the Belgians signature.

Man Utd

Fergie has a habit of signing players who cause his sides problems and the Scot would no doubt be interested if Fellaini was pushing for a move. Central midfield has been a problem area for United in recent seasons, so much so that the former champions were forced to persuade Paul Scholes out of retirement midway through last season. Could Fellaini be the answer? Quite possibly.

Man City

Let’s be honest, if Fellaini is on the market, money-bags City will be linked with him. Do they need him though? Doubtful. With the array of talent on offer to Roberto Mancini it’s hard to see why they would need the Belgian.

His style has been compared to Yaya Toure in recent seasons and City have just paid a fortune for Jack Rodwell, so a move for Fellaini would make little sense. But would that be enough to stop them?

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22 Comments

  1. Sanchez

    September 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Nonesense

  2. enoch

    September 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    seeing this guy in arsenal colour will b a great joy to the fan and i.

  3. Segun Atiba

    September 12, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    The Drog playing for Arsenal…. You are kidding me

  4. Mako

    September 12, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Drogba will never go to arsenal

  5. Richmond Oghenede

    September 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I think chelsea needs fellaini at the double pivot position.. I just pray they cash in on him soon.

  6. Buzz3210

    September 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    please maybe he can sign for wigan

  7. Fred Gunner

    September 12, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    arsenal do not need fellaini, they wilshere back n fit 4 seasons

  8. yem sun

    September 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    arsenal no need fellani again after will have carzola.arteta nd coming back of jack .

  9. AHMED IMRAN A.

    September 13, 2012 at 1:38 am

    If fellainne really focused, the best place 4 him is manchester united. That’s where; he is needed most, he will have automatic shirt in the starting XI.

  10. Ajibola oluwaseyi

    September 13, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Chelsea need fellaini and falco love lf it is posssible chelsea get messi

  11. Todd

    September 13, 2012 at 2:42 am

    A Fellaini move soon would be good for him if he is interested in playing at a higher level than Everton. It would also be good for Everton from a financial standpoint since January would be the time to cash in.

  12. obatiku

    September 13, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Arsenal fc is the best option for him .

  13. enuma o

    September 13, 2012 at 6:44 am

    fellaini shu join chelsea fc d best option 4 him,bcos d system of playn hve already adapted so nd of adaptn he has physical strenght,ability of pass and also gud mode of ball.chels u have 2 dis guy pls.

  14. Scotch chioke

    September 13, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Fellaini is extremely stuning in midfield,but we arsenal must learn hw 2 use d resources we already have cos we hav some players like abou diaby who is in fantastic form dat can play in dat position.

  15. Oyeyemi Hagios

    September 13, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Come to Chelsea……..you’ll L♥√ ȋ̊†̥!

  16. ndifreke edet

    September 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Fellaini is manchester united bound. We need him badly. GGMU!

  17. toks

    September 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Drogba will just laugh at Arsen Wenger.

  18. Oyinlola afeez

    September 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Chelsea need maroune fellaini chelsea is the best option 4 him

  19. ALEX

    September 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I think fellaini hve join the blues 2 be a sper pivot 4 chelsea.

  20. ALEX

    September 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I think fellaini hve join the blues becus it wil be a sper pivot 4 chelsea.

  21. ALEX

    September 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I think fellaini hve join the blues becus he wil be a good player 4 chelsea.

  22. Victor emue

    September 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Fellaini come blues is ur colour forever cfc need u n follow de step of ur broda.

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