Everton should look to resign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini

Loris Karius of Liverpool competes for the ball with Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March...

Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini would be far more suited to Everton than Liverpool.

Loris Karius of Liverpool competes for the ball with Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March...

The Guardian has reported that Marouane Fellaini is expected to leave Manchester United when his contact expires at the end of the season, and Liverpool are rumoured to be interested in the player.

However, a report from the Daily Mail has claimed that Liverpool will not be looking to sign Fellaini in the summer, and that they are instead chasing other midfield targets.

This could be a blessing in disguise for Fellaini who, despite being in need of more game-time, would not be suited to Liverpool’s high-tempo style of play.

Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United speak after Marouane Fellaini is shown a red card during the Premier League match between Manchester...

At 6’4”, Fellaini has been utilised by Jose Mourinho and previous Manchester United managers as a route one outlet, but nothing more.

While this could introduce an interesting new dynamic to Liverpool’s game, it is highly unlikely that manager Jurgen Klopp will want to sacrifice any of the pace in his team to accommodate the ugly tactic of hoofing the ball up the pitch to a target man.

Fellaini would be a much better fit for his old club Everton, who should seriously consider snatching up the player on a free when his contract expires.

Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates scoring the equalising goal with Jack Rodwell and David Moyes during the Carling Cup Third Round match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at...

Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Juventus, Monaco, Galatasaray and Besiktas have all been linked with a move for the midfielder, but his height and physicality make him an ideal Premier League and Sam Allardyce player.

Everton are looking particularly thin in centre-midfield, with James McCarthy still recovering from a broken leg. And with only a few viable options in Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin, Fellaini would surely slot straight into the Toffees’ starting XI.

Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 26,...

Sam Allardyce sides are not exactly famed for playing attractive football, but his tactics are perfectly suited to Fellaini’s game and could see him reemerge as one of Everton’s key players.

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