‘He admires Recep Tayyip Erdogan’ – Man United star edges closer to joining Turkish league giants, talks reach advanced stage

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Belgium's midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring a goal during a friendly football match between France and Belgium at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, on June 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

‘He admires Recep Tayyip Erdogan’ – Man United star Fellaini edges closer to joining Turkish league giants, talks reach advanced stage

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is edging closer to a move to Trabzonspor according to reports in Turkey.

Turkish sports newspaper Fotomac claim that talks have reached an advanced stage and that United star Fellaini is keen on the move.

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Per the source, one of Fellaini’s representatives informed the newspaper that he admires Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and that negotiations are progressing.

Fellaini’s respect for President Erdogan is reported in the article as being among the reasons he would consider making the move.

The report also claims that Fellaini’s family are keen on him playing in Turkey.

United and Trabzonspor have not yet been able to agree on a fee for the Belgium international with just over 12 months remaining on his contract.

ESPN do however, report that United boss Jose Mourinho wants to extend the midfielder’s deal.

Fellaini has also been closely linked with a move to China and recently hinted that he would be open to a move in the future.

Fellaini told VTM News‘In China? Why not? I’m now a Manchester United player, but I do not rule out such a transfer in the future.’

The powerful midfielder made 47 appearances for United in all competitions this season.