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Marouane Fellaini’s agent was pushing for an odd move in January


You sometimes have to wonder what Marouane Fellaini has on Manchester United.

Despite three and a half years of pretty underwhelming performances, the Belgian remains at Old Trafford

The low point for the midfielder was quite possibly his handball that cost United two points against Everton earlier this season, as that was the final straw for a lot of fans.

Jose Mourinho has continued to show faith in him nonetheless, so Fellaini has a lot to thank his manager for.

If reports are to be believed, though, it would appear that Fellaini isn’t entirely happy at Manchester United.

The Sun claim, via quotes from Fabio Cannavaro, that the 29-year-old was pushing for a move to the Chinese Super League in January, but it didn’t come off.

Italy legend Cannavaro, who is in charge of Tianjin Quanjian, spoke of an approach from Fellaini’s agent, saying:

“I think above all about signing players aged 28 or 29. Marouane Fellaini was offered to us.


“But I told his agent that I am looking for a different type of player.”

It’s easy to see what’s in it for the agent, but Fellaini has recently signed an extension with United, keeping him there until at least January of next year.

By then, it’s quite possible that the Red Devils will be ready to let him go, so he could yet find himself playing in China in the near future.

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