Belgium international Marouane Fellaini appears to be heading out of Manchester United in the summer after agreeing on a pre-contract with Turkish heavyweights Galatasaray. The 30-year-old has just five months left on his existing deal at Old Trafford.
Fellaini declined a possible contract extension with United back in September, and it seemed that he would possibly leave the club during the winter transfer window. However, Jose Mourinho had no intention of parting ways with the Belgian, whom he has spoken fondly of despite his limited gametime this term.
According to Turkish outlet Aksam, the midfielder has already agreed on a five-year contract with Galatasaray, who are presently second in the Super Lig standings. It is added that the former Evertonian came to the conclusion after meeting with Gala’s representatives last month, and an announcement could be made in the near future.
The £90,000-a-week player had not always been a favourite among the United faithful, but he showed glimpses of his old self earlier in the campaign – starting from the European Super Cup loss to Real Madrid. The Belgian continued to contribute four goals in the space of just 45 days with the club, but a knee injury in October has hampered his season.
Since his comeback, Fellaini has been sidelined on two more occasions with a recurrence of the problem, and he underwent a fresh operation last month which could see him out until the end of March. The midfielder has managed just three Premier League starts this term.