Marouane Fellaini celebrates his goal
His options, surprisingly, would seem limited.
Manchester City have Yaya Toure, Manchester United’s approach rules out the Belgian, Liverpool is simply not possible while Tottenham Hotspur could be regarded as more a step sideways than upwards.
Arsenal and Chelsea would seem the only two realistic destinations in England, but the Gunners will no doubt baulk on the asking price and their London rivals, while arguably in need of Fellaini’s attributes, would have to persuade Roman Abramovich to loosen his ever-tightening purse strings.
Outside the Premier League, Fellaini could pick from many clubs who are regular Champions League qualifiers but don’t play in as demanding, attractive or, yes, lucrative domestic competition as that in England.
A move to France would be unlikely, while the number of players who presently see a move to Serie A a step up are few, despite the romanticism of, for example, bolstering a Milan midfield, which Fellaini surely would manage with ease.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are neither in need of a Fellaini type player, nor Barcelona while Real Madrid, despite the seeming best efforts of the player’s father, appears a mere pipedream given the stockpile of talent in the Bernabeu.
Which all maybe explains why Moyes is so laid back about Fellaini’s situation. He knows, at least for the moment, Everton is the best place for the hairy Belgian.
APOSTOLOS VELLIOS managed to confuse many of his Twitter followers earlier this week when he announced he was “going to Argos with national team”.
Cue a flurry of responses from supporters puzzled why a Premier League footballer would want to take his Greek team-mates shopping from the store catalogue.
Vellios, though, cleared matters up swiftly with the tweet: “Haha Argos is a city in Greece !!! Is not the store in UK!!!”
Next week: Marouane Fellaini denies reports he wants to go to Primark and is happy with life at Everton.