Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini will leave the club this summer.
That’s what Sky Sports News report, citing AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli. He claims that the Belgium international will turn down the chance to renew his contract at Old Trafford.
To add to their report, Sky say AC Milan themselves are interested in luring Fellaini to the Serie A when Fellaini’s current contract expires.
“Fellaini could be an important player, he is,” Mirabelli said, per Sky Sports.
“We know he is not going to renew with United, but it’s difficult to say that we have closed the deal. He has important attributes. We will do something in that role but we are keeping everything in reserve.
“First we have to secure our signings, then announce them.”
This is the risk you’ll always run when you let a player’s contract run down into its final year. Fellaini now has all the power, and no doubt he’ll have offers aplenty to mull over before making his final decision.
With that said, I’d imagine the majority of United fans wouldn’t be too fussed to see him walk away. He’s often labelled as someone who is not your typical Red Devils player, but I’ve always felt that was an unfair tag.
He always puts a shift in, never moans and you know he’s good for an important goal or two every now and then. His physicality, power and presence can potentially be game-changing, and having him around as a ‘Plan B’ is never a bad thing.
With all that said, I wouldn’t be surprised if he chose to leave and sign a big contract elsewhere. Why on earth should he commit to the club where the fans aren’t fully behind him? Particularly when he can move elsewhere and potentially be idolised amongst the terraces.