There is news today from the Daily Mail that both Newcastle and Aston Villa are interested in Standard Liege midfielder Marouane Felliani.
Marouane Fellaini – 20 year old 6’5″ box to box midfielder
The 20 year old 6’5” Belgian, is a box to box midfielder, who has already played 79 times for Standard Leige scoring 11 goals, and he has represented his country Belgium 10 times with one goalHe can also play in defense.
Maouane doesn’t even turn 21 years old until late November, so this boy certainly seems to fit the bill.
Fellaini was born to Moroccan parents and began playing football at the age of seven for Belgian club Anderlecht.
He moved to a lot of different clubs while young and was at the club’s academy until the age of ten, when he joined Mons and three years later joined R. Francs Borains.
He then left the club and was signed by Sporting Charleroi, and when he reached 17 years old, in 2005, he signed his first full-time contract with Standard Liège and has played 79 games for the club already.
The transfer fee is reported to be a teep ?10M, but this boy looks like a future star, from what we can tell.