Marouane Fellaini has told Eleven Sports – as quoted by the Daily Mail – that he is contact with Jose Mourinho but the Shandong Luneng star has stated he is happy in China, amid reports over of a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Fellaini, 32, joined Shandong Luneng at the start of the year from Manchester United – only a couple of months after Mourinho was sacked by Ed Woodward. He has since scored 12 goals in 34 games for Luneng from midfield.
Belgian outlet Les Sports+ have claimed that the midfielder-turned-striker is Mourinho’s first priority in the January transfer window, even though Fellaini has two years remaining on his contract, which The Sun claim is worth £350,000 a week.
But Fellaini has responded to those links, in an interview. He stated that he is full of admiration with Mourinho and the two share text messages, but stated that he is happy where he is. Fellaini did not, though, rule out a move to Spurs.
“Jose is special for me. We text each other, we call each other from time to time,” Fellaini said. “He’s taken over at Spurs and he’s doing well. I wish him all the best. But I am good where I am now.”
TBR’s view – Fellaini would be a top signing for Spurs
Spurs need a back-up striker, and could do with a slightly alternative option in the middle of the park. Fellaini offers versatility, Premier League experience and know how, and would have an instant connection with Mourinho.
Having an option that offers a proper Plan B would be ideal for Spurs, given that in some matches they simply cannot find a way through. He is an ideal option for Spurs.