Tianjin Quanjian manager Fabio Cannavaro has revealed that Marouane Fellaini tried to secure a move from Manchester United to China in the recent transfer window, although the Italian boss told the Belgian’s agent he was looking for a different calibre of player.
Former Everton man Fellaini has struggled to excel thoroughly at Manchester United and his standing in Jose Mourinho’s side has decreased this season- as he faces competition with the likes of Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata.
As such, it seems Fellaini was open to an exit and he may have become the latest big name to vacate European football to move to the Far East. Quoted by The Sun, Cannavaro confirmed Fellaini’s intention to move by saying:
“I think above all about signing players aged 28 or 29. Marouane Fellaini was offered to us. But I told his agent that I am looking for a different type of player.”
29-year-old Fellaini has made ten Premier League starts for the Red Devils this season but his last was a 1-1 draw against Stoke in January and it’s widely expected that the Belgian midfielder could move on this summer.