Marouane Fellaini joins Man Utd
Manchester United have signed Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m late on transfer deadline day.
The Premier League champions had made a joint bid of £28m for both Fellaini, 25, and full-back Leighton Baines in August, which the Merseyside club had described as “derisory”.
Fellaini had a release clause of £23.5m in his Everton deal until 31 July.
The deal was confirmed 51 minutes after the 23:00 BST deadline on Monday.
United tried to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Everton full-back Baines before the deadline, but failed in their attempts.
[colored_box color=”red”]Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui (born 22 November 1987) is a Belgian footballer who plays for the Belgium national football team. Born in Etterbeek to Moroccan parents, Fellaini played youth football for R.A.E.C. Mons, Royal Francs Borains and Charleroi S.C. before joining Standard Liège. After winning the Belgian First Division and the Ebony Shoe whilst a Liège player, he moved to England to join Everton FC. At Everton he was the club’s Young Player of the Season for 2008–09, when the club were losing finalists in the FA Cup. Fellaini has also become famous for his Afro hairstyle.
Clubs: Standard Liege, Everton
Everton appearances: 166
Everton goals: 33