Marouane Fellaini could be on the verge of moving to Arsenal, who have reportedly triggered the Belgian's £22m release clause, according to Goal.com.
Everton, who have just appointed Roberto Martinez as manager, will be devastatingly weakened by the departure of the Belgian. Fellaini has been Everton's standout player this season as he has scored 11 goals this season, while getting five assists in the Premier League.
The Toffees have looked poor when Fellaini has been missing from the team. Can Everton sign a viable replacement?
The 25-year-old is definitely not short of options. Chelsea are interested but Arsenal are the only club to make a formal bid, as of yet. Chelsea's interest is deep, but so far nothing is concrete when regarding the link between Chelsea and the Belgian.
Fellaini will star in a midfield that already contains the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla. There is no doubt that Fellaini will toughen up the Arsenal midfield, taking the pressure off Jack Wilshere. He will most probably play as a deep-lying midfielder.
Fellaini is a tall, strong central midfielder who bullies other players off the ball, he also has a large physical presence. The midfielder is an aerial threat that has an eye for goal, this statement is backed up through the Belgian's impressive goal-tally.
However, there are concerns that the Belgian may not fit into Arsenal's style of play. Arsenal play a fluid passing game, similar to that of Barcelona's. If the midfield dynamo does join Arsenal will he be a success? This will all depend on how he fits in and what sort of role he will play at the London club.
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