David Moyes is gearing up to bring Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini to Sunderland, according to reports.
The former United and Everton boss has signed the Belgian twice in his career bringing him both to Goodison Park and Old Trafford.
And following the Scot’s appointment as Sam Allardyce’s replacement, he is all set to rope in Fellaini again.
While Moyes paid £27.5million to bring the midfielder to United from Everton, Sunderland could sign him for close to £13m this time, according to a report from The Sun.
The 28-year-old is not at all a popular figure at Old Trafford and has been in and out of the first team since signing for United.
Moyes has also been linked with a move for Adnan Januzaj after handing the 21-year-old his debut during his time in Old Trafford.
Yes, Fellaini scored some crucial goals in big matches but was often a threat to be sent off and lacked any real influence on the field.
Now with the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the possibility of United signing another midfielder, Fellaini’s chances of getting significant match-time would likely continue to be limited. It’s also unknown what kind of role, if any, he would have under Jose Mourinho.
With that said, Fellaini making a move to Sunderland would be best for all parties involved.
The 28-year-old could have an immediate impact for a side who have been battling relegation for the past two years. Some say, Fellaini was at his best under the direction of Moyes at Everton, scoring 11 goals and grabbing five assists in his last full Premier League season at Goodison Park.