There's 0% chance of Felli leaving for free. If he gives any indication of not wanting to sign a new deal this summer I think he'll be sold then.
It's not like Pienaar for whom we only made a small capital outlay. We'd need to recoup the money we spent on Fellaini so he'd be sold.
Hopefully he'll sign a new deal whenever it's offered though!
I think your right.
The next 6 months will be interesting, I very much doubt he will sign a new deal with the current lack of ambition at the club. It will be another test for Moyes on how he handles another player who want to move on to bigger things (percieved bigger things).
It wouldnt suprise me if Evereton try to force the issue and give him a deadline to sign up by March, and Felli's dad wont sit down and talk seriously until the summer when they are in a position of strength. Everton will need to play Felli for 2 key reasons; 1. he is our best player and we need to try and finish as highly as possible, B. We need to have him in the shop window and on form to get his price upto and over the £15 million mark.
The problem for Moyes being he cant simply let Felli play out his contract.
This has the makings of a big mess with a david moyes strop a certainty.
And there is 1 more possibility; the sale of Felli in the summer may be Moyes only chance of getting decent cash to spend, so dont discount the club spinning Felli wants out and they are doing all that they can. Moyes is good at playing the victim.