Yesterday I couldn’t believe my eyes as I read that Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini wanted to leave the Toffee’s. In the story he said he could go as early as January.
The Belgian midfielder has now came out with another statement on his Facebook, not denying that he won’t leave Everton but saying he will be with the Toffee’s for the rest of the season.
Marouane Fellaini can be a superb player on his day. He can be a major threat going forward and he can help out his defence. He is one of those rare players that can play as an attacking midfielder and a defensive midfielder.
His form so far this season, especially against Manchester United, has really highlighted his talents. He isn’t just a target man, but has great feet and an eye for a pass. His performances this season have been well publicised.
Most people would acknowledge that Everton boss David Moyes has had a big hand in Fellaini becoming the player he is today. When he arrived at Everton he was basically an unknown quantity to the majority of English football fans.
At first Everton fans doubted Moyes wisdom in spending £15million on Fellaini. He looked gangly, committed lots of fouls and brought frustrated more often than joy in a blue shirt.
However, Moyes has turned the big hair one into a very good midfield player, who is at the moment believed to be attracting interest from not just the wealthy in England, but also the Spanish champions Real Madrid.
Marouane Fellaini is obviously an ambitious young footballer. He is 24 and about to enter his peak. Until Everton get investment they are not likely be able to compete for the big trophies on an even playing field.
Fellaini obviously wants to win trophies and at the moment Everton are struggling to do that. It’s a sad reality of being an Everton fan at the moment, but there are a lot of clubs now ahead of us in the peaking order of English football.
Despite not being able to compete financially Everton have a very promising squad of players this season and look capable of challenging for a place in the top six of the Premier League.
I wonder if Fellaini would change his thinking about moving on if Everton do the unthinkable and finish in the top six of the Premier League. If he stayed at Everton he could become an icon in the mould of Duncan Ferguson or even the recently departed Tim Cahill.
However, if he leaves next summer he will be just another good player to have passed through Goodison.
Marouane Fellaini will still have significant time left on his five year contract next summer, so Everton would demand a big fee for the Belgian international. If he does go then hopefully the Toffee’s will make a major profit on his sale.
The club are not in the best of financial positions and should Fellaini have a good season then I’m sure that the Toffee’s could demand in the region of £30million for the midfielder. I’m sure that fee would wipe out a huge chunk of the clubs debt.
Big players have left Everton before and we have survived. The club is bigger than just one player and should Fellaini leave next summer then it won’t be the end of the world.
Should Marouane Fellaini be looking to join a bigger club this summer then he needs to have a big season. If he does wish to leave then hopefully he will leave Everton after helping the club back into Europe.
If he doesn’t have a big season then he may well have to stay at Goodison Park, whether he likes it or not, either way Everton are going to come out of it winners. If he leaves then he will leave the club with European football and a huge sum of money in the bank.
If he stays then Everton benefit from keeping hold of his very considerable football talents. It is far too early to talk about next summer.
One thing is for sure whether he is leaving or not next summer, most Evertonian’s are hoping for a campaign as big as Fellaini hair for the Belgium international this season. From what he has shown so far this season I don’t think they will be disappointed.
Will Marouane Fellaini leave Everton next summer?