Manchester United Midfielder (Not Mkhitaryan) Has Already Told Jose Mourinho That He Wants To Leave

Marouane Fellaini

The long-lasting Marouane Fellaini’s contract chronicle might soon come to an end as the midfielder has reportedly told his manager Jose Mourinho that he wants to leave Manchester United to find a new challenge.

The Belgium midfielder has entered the final six months of his current Manchester United contract and although the club have already offered him a new and improved deal, he is keen on moving away. Also, he is now eligible to start negotiations with clubs outside England, with Paris Saint-Germain being reported as one interested party in acquiring his signature on a free transfer.

Jose Mourinho, on his part, clearly rates the former Everton man highly and is obviously keen on retaining his services, but according to The Sun, the 30-year-old has informed his manager that he wants to move on to find new challenges. As for Manchester United, the club had already offered him a new one-year contract with an option of extending it by another year on the same financial terms, but the midfielder rejected the option.

Having said that, the club are not expected to return with another offer, which would see Fellaini walk away from Old Trafford on a free transfer at the end of the season. Mourinho, however, is expected to convince the 30-year-old of the same as his men have travelled to Dubai for the warm weather training camp.

Fellaini, on the other hand, will certainly won’t fall short of suitors and the fact that he has already mentioned he wants to move abroad will be a positive sign for all interested parties.

“They have labelled me an aggressive player, a murderer,” Fellaini said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “

Look, I’m fanatical. The team that wants it the hardest wins. But there have been times when I came out as the villain.

“What should I do if they pull me by the hair? It sounds like a joke, but it really hurts,” he said referring to the retrospective ban he received after he was adjudged to have elbowed Robert Huth.”

Furthermore, while speaking about his contract, he admitted,

“They (the club) made a proposal, probably another will follow. Whether I will accept it, I do not know. We will see. You can not arrange something like that in a jiffy.” 

Fellaini’s current campaign has been hit by a host of injuries, which only started after he picked up a knock on his knee while on international duty. He recently returned to the team after missing the 12 games.