Valencia are reportedly tracking Marouane Fellaini, and are looking to get the Manchester United midfielder to sign a pre-contract in January
According to a report by The Sun, Marouane Fellaini is the subject of interest from Valencia. Los Che intend to sign the Manchester United midfielder next summer – potentially on a free transfer – and are pushing him to sign a pre-contract in January.
Fellaini joined Manchester United from Everton in the summer of 2013 – the only signing that David Moyes made in his first transfer window upon taking charge at Old Trafford. Since then, the player has been a polarising figure at Old Trafford.
From being the scapegoat for Manchester United’s disastrous 2013-14 Premier League campaign to going close to becoming a fan favourite under Jose Mourinho, Fellaini has come a long way. Now a go-to player for the Portuguese manager, the Belgian midfielder has made 56 appearances since the start of the 2016-17 season.
Marouane Fellaini’s goalscoring record at Man Utd:
13/14: 0 goals
14/15: 7 goals
15/16: 4 goals
16/17: 4 goals
17/18: 4 goals
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This season, Fellaini is showing an eye for goal as well, having found the back of the net four times in just nine outings. However, with his contract set to run out at the end of the season, there are increasing concerns surrounding his future at Old Trafford, although Manchester United are trying to tie him down to a new deal.
With the prospect of signing him on a free transfer increasing every passing day, Fellaini is starting to become a highly sought-after player in the transfer market. The latest club in his pursuit are Valencia, who are going a step ahead by pushing the Belgium international to sign a pre-contract in January.
Los Che have made an electrifying start to the current La Liga campaign, and are finally looking like title challengers this season. Stability in midfield has been key for Marcelino’s men, provided by the likes of Dani Parejo, Carlos Soler and Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Kondogbia, though, only on a season-long loan spell at the Mestalla, while Carlos Soler is being heavily linked with a host of top clubs, meaning Valencia will most likely be in need of reinforcements in midfield next summer, making Fellaini a viable target.
Manchester United, though, remain in talks with Fellaini’s entourage and would like to tie him down to a new deal. It now remains to be seen Valencia receive a setback in their pursuit of the player, should he sign a new deal, or if he calls time on his spell at Old Trafford next summer.