Juventus have turned down the chance to sign Manchester United’s Marouane Fellini this summer.
That’s according to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, translated by the Daily Mail, who adds that the big Belgian will leave Old Trafford during the upcoming transfer window.
Fellaini, now 30, hasn’t put pen to paper on a new Red Devils contract and is poised to leave on a free transfer in just a couple of months, and the fact that Juventus aren’t willing to take him on a Bosman signing pretty much tells the story.
The report says that Fellaini doesn’t appeal to Juventus, largely due to his style of play, which is obviously understandable. However, he’d make an excellent option from off the substitutes bench for most teams in world football.
It’s an odd situation, but what hurts the most is the fact that United won’t recoup any of the transfer fee (£27million), that they paid for him when they signed Fellaini from Everton under David Moyes.
However, you cannot really blame him for wanting out as the fans have never really taken to him. When you couple that with the fact that he’s barely playing, he doesn’t really have a reason to stick around.