The Spurs had been linked with a potential move to sign Marouane Fellaini in the winter transfer window.
The latest reports in England suggest that Tottenham are again linked with a move for Shandong Luneng midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
The Belgium international was signed by Shandong Luneng in February 2019 from Manchester United for a fee of 7.2 million euros. The 33-year-old has a valid contract with Shandong until December 2021.
The midfielder has featured in 57 matches for Shandong in all competitions.
The 33-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Belgium. Marouane Fellaini has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 18 goals in 87 senior appearances for the Belgium national team.
Given that his contract is expiring in December and he has not yet signed an extension, the rumors have only heated up in recent weeks.
Jose Mourinho wants to sign a new midfielder and Fellaini is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
Marouane Fellaini is a long-term target of Tottenham and could be a decent addition for Mourinho’s side.
The Spurs are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
Fellaini would provide a good variety to Tottenham’s midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Marouane Fellaini is being linked with a return to England as he prepares to leave China’s Shandong Luneng. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has requested his signing and hopes to welcome him this summer as a free agent. Voetbal24 says Spurs considered Fellaini in January, but found Shandong Luneng’s asking price too rich. Instead, they will now wait until June to take the Belgium international in a free transfer, with Mourinho driving the deal. Now 33, Fellaini has been playing the past three seasons in China.”
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The Spurs will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Fellaini to join the club.
Marouane Fellaini ideal fit for Tottenham?
A move to London will be ideal for the 33-year-old at this point of his career.
The 33-year-old is a good midfielder, and on a free transfer, he would be fantastic signing for Tottenham.
Marouane Fellaini is vastly experienced, is a dependable figure, and would add depth to the Tottenham squad.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Tottenham come calling for Fellaini this summer.
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Would Marouane Fellaini be a good signing for Tottenham?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.