The unsettled Marouane Fellaini could be offloaded by Manchester United to Serie A giants Roma in the summer.
The 28 year old sparked rumours of an impending departure after he was spotted with his agent Luciano D’Onofrio at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday when Roma put paid to any hopes Napoli had of winning the league title. He was pictured sitting in the audience (via Goal.com).
The Transfer Fee
Gazzetta dello Sport ran a story on Tuesday suggesting that the Lupi might be interested in Fellaini with a bid of 15 million euros ready (via FootballItalia). Any potential deal would be an immediate loan with an option to buy.
Fellaini was offered to Roma in the last transfer window, but nothing came off it as the club already had a packed midfield. As the season draws to a close, however, the club directors know that it would be hard to resist offers from abroad for their star names like Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan. The latter is being reportedly courted by United’s rivals Chelsea.
Is the move a possibility?
Fellaini’s agent spoke to Tuttomercatoweb and said, “He was probably there on holiday. For the moment I have no other news. So far I’ve had no contact with Roma for him.”
“Would that move be acceptable? Yes, Roma is a possibility to consider,” he concluded.
It was also widely reported that Fellaini was having dinner with Roma stars Salih Ucan, Pjanic and his countryman Nainggolan.
A Future in Rome
Fellaini, ever since he was brought to the club for 27.5 million pounds, has failed to replicate his Everton form in United colours. He has scored 3 goals in all competitions this season in 31 appearances. With Nainggolan and perhaps Pjanic too reportedly on his way out of the club, Spaletti would want a replacement who could be the pivot in midfield. Fellaini could be just that player for Roma. For Fellaini, this would be a good move as well, getting a fresh start in a new country and league.