Monday, June 25, 2018

Can Everton keep hold of Marouane Fellaini till the summer?

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been one of the revelations of this season in the Premier League.

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been one of the revelations in the Premier League this season.

The big-haired star has played a crucial role in Everton’s fourth place position so far this season, scoring six goals and assisting in many more.


Unfortunately it almost seems inevitable that Marouane Fellaini will move to pastures new. His form has reportedly attracted the wallets of the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

Reports in British media on Sunday suggested that Chelsea are set to launch a £30million bid for the highly-rated Toffee’s star in January. I think if Chelsea bid for the Toffee’s star player then United will also be competing for his signature.


I really hope for the sake of Everton’s bid for the Champions League spots that he stays until the end of the season. Fellaini has become the key component in an Everton team that have played some fantastic football this season.

If he stays at Goodison until the end of the season then the Toffee’s have an excellent chance of securing a lucrative place in next seasons Champions League. If he goes then their season will be seriously derailed and without him the Toffee’s could struggle.


Everton boss David Moyes has shown a lot of faith in Marouane Fellaini. The Scot spent £15million on him when he was a young, relatively unknown player at Standard Liege and has stuck with him ever since.

In his early days Fellaini was a gangly, promising young midfielder, but he wasn’t the player he is today. Moyes believed that he would become a top player and that faith has been repaid this season. I just hope that Fellaini repays that faith from the Scot by staying a bit longer.


Marouane Fellaini is now one of the most complete players in the British top flight. The 24 year-old has excelled in an attacking midfield role this season, but can also play as a defensive midfielder or box-to-box midfielder.

This season his discipline seems to have improved as well. In previous seasons he has been slightly silly with some of his tackling and used to lash out with his elbows. This season however he seems to have improved his behaviour.

He seems to be maturing into a top-class performer, a top-class player that looks capable of playing for any team in the Premier League.


It is a fact of life that Everton cannot currently compete with the finances of the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City. The Toffee’s have achieved minor miracles under David Moyes in recent seasons.

However, they have had to sell the likes of Joleon Lescott, Mikel Arteta and Wayne Rooney to balance the books. The Merseysider’s are still heavily in debt and the sale of Fellaini could help boost the clubs coffers.

Everton boss David Moyes has already stated that it will take big money to prise the midfielder away from Goodison Park. The Scot has done really well to get big money for the players he has sold.

He has been clever in the transfer market and reinvested the money. If it wasn’t for the former-Preston boss Everton would be struggling both on and off-the pitch. If Fellaini does go then you can guarantee that Moyes will get the most money possible for the club.


Marouane Fellaini owes a big debt to Moyes and Everton Football Club. He also owes the fans a strong finish to his Everton career, if he does leave. Everton have stood by Fellaini, even in the early days when his performances were really inconsistent.


I really hope that Marouane Fellaini stays at Everton and helps the club clinch a fourth place finish for the Toffee’s this season. If he does then I’m sure most fans wouldn’t begrudge him a move elsewhere.

However, if he leaves in January then everyone at Everton will be left to wonder what could have been if Fellaini had stayed and that would be a crying a shame.

Can Everton keep hold of Marouane Fellaini until next summer?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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Ray Hughes
Ray Hughes
If and it’s a bigger ‘if’ now Mirralas is injured as is Gibbo, Everton stay in the top 4, Marouanne may wait and see til the end of the season. He’s going ‘cos £30 mill is too good/big to turn down. Arsenal won’t get him in Jan cos they’re not going anywhere at present and he won’t be offered much more than the £75k per week he’s on now if he goes there…ask Arteta who gave up £15-£20k per week to go there..he also hoped it’d help his International career and it hasn’t. Chelsea could offer £100k per week and… Read more »
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