Marouane Fellaini is close to putting pen to paper on a new contract at Manchester United, The Sun report. This comes just days after the same media outlet suggested that the Belgian wanted a big pay-rise in order to remain a Red Devil, and well, perhaps he has gotten his wish…
Apparently, United will have to offer him a deal somewhere in the region of £130,000-a-week for him to stay at the club, which would be a marked increase on his current £80,000-a-week deal.
Fellaini, 29, has turned into a real crucial player for Jose Mourinho at the start of this season. He’s become a footballer that the manager can trust, and all credit to him for stepping up in Paul Pogba’s absence.
Negotiations over a new deal reportedly started a week ago and talks are now moving quickly, so it certainly seems as though an agreement is looking likely.
Personally, United aren’t short of the money and he’s probably worth it. Fellaini is a more than useful player to have in and around the team when certain situations arise. As he’s shown this season, he’s good for a goal or two and he never shirks a physical battle. He’s the perfect midfielder in a Mourinho team, and I’m pretty confident that some sort of agreement will be reached.