Big European club interested in United flop - should van Gaal cash in?

Turkish edition of Goal claims Galatasaray are exploring the possibility of bringing Manchester United misfit to Turkey.

An erstwhile Everton star but a massive Manchester United flop, Marouane Fellaini can perhaps resurrect his career by transferring to Eastern European giants Galatasaray in order to score some Turkish delight.

The towering Belgium, a player revered for his versatility at Goodison Park, switched to United in order to follow his Toffees mentor David Moyes to Old Trafford, however, like the sacked Scotsman, the once intimidating midfielder found the renowned ground to be packed full of nightmares rather than a Theatre of Dreams.

Fellaini is widely regarded to be a £30m mistake.

Yet despite his fall from grace, the club may have an out as Gala boss Roberto Mancini is unperturbed by his declined form and standard of performances and may table a bid for the 26-year-old when the transfer window reopens.

It would take some tough negotiating skills for United to recuperate anywhere near what they paid for Fellaini when it comes to a sale, yet should incoming manager Louis van Gaal cash in on a player seen as surplus to requirements?

The club may be wise to wait until the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup tournament as, if Fellaini performs well with his nation, then he could force his price-tag up so United can drive a harder bargain.

On a recent story published by HITC: Sport, van Gaal revealed the club's transfer plans in the summer market - player sales were a part of their intended activity. To find out more, click here.

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