Everton manager confident that midfield star will stay

Everton manager David Moyes has expressed his desire to keep hold of giant midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The 23 year old has been a key player when fit and although he is currently out of action with an ankle issue, Moyes is hoping a long term deal can be agreed.

“I think talks have started now, even though I’ve not spoken to Marouane personally about it, he’s really important to us, part of the furniture here now, and of course we want him to stay.”

As most teams these days realise that to survive in the Premiership and to aim higher, keeping key players is a top priority and Everton see Fellaini as a player for the long term future at the club with Moyes adding.

“We did it with the likes of Jagielka and Baines who are on long-term contracts. We want to keep building on that and obviously Marouane comes into that category, in the main, the chairman has done a really good job keeping hold of players, so we’ll see how we go with Marouane, too.”