If you’d said Marouane Fellaini would be one of Manchester United’s best players this year at the start of the season, you’d have been laughed out of town.
But that’s the reality, with the bruising Belgian emerged as a reliable performer and Jose Mourinho’s teacher’s pet.
Fellaini, who has three goals in the Premier League this campaign, has been sorely missed in recent weeks as the Red Devils were beaten at Huddersfield and struggled for fluency.
But despite his new-found important his contract situation still hasn’t been resolved.
So reports that Fellaini has been spotted at a hotel in Istanbul this week will worry both Mourinho and United fans.
The midfielder’s current deal expires at the end of this season and he’s been heavily linked with a move to Besiktas upon it’s completion.
So what do you make of this clip?
It’s either him or an uncanny lookalike.
If Fellaini elects to snub an extension at Old Trafford he’ll be able to discuss a move with foreign clubs, like Besiktas, in January.
The Turkish champions have become a popular destination for ex-Premier League footballers in recent seasons, with Alvaro Negredo and Ryan Babel both prominent parts of their current squad.
The likes of Pepe and Gary Medal were also recruited last summer in an eye-catching transfer window.
Mourinho has admitted Fellaini’s ongoing contract standoff ‘worries’ him, so this footage won’t don’t anything to allay those fears…