Marouane Fellaini is reportedly close to sealing his immediate future at Manchester United by inking a two-year extension on his existing deal.
After a period of uncertainty surrounding the status of Fellaini as a United player, things do seem to be close to being sorted out. After apparent interest from both AC Milan and Arsenal, it now appears as though the Belgian will pledge his future to Old Trafford.
Reports made by Belgian publication HLN have claimed that he is very close to adding two years to his current deal – which is due to run out on July 1. That will see Fellaini stay in Manchester potentially up until 2020.
The midfielder made it clear in the last few days that he had made his decision and that he would announce it to the world in the coming days. Originally, his problem with resigning stemmed from disagreements over the length of the contract on the table but if this report is true, things must have smoothened out in the talks as the month went on.
Fellaini signed for United during David Moyes’ time at the helm back in 2013 and after a patchy period in which his form dipped frequently, has established himself as a useful member of their squad.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena