Chelsea transfers: ‘Don’t question Fellaini’s commitment to Everton’
Chelsea transfers: Phil Jagielka says Marouane Fellaini's commitment to Everton can't be questioned despite speculation
Phil Jagielka insists Marouane Fellaini’s commitment to Everton cannot be questioned amid reported interest from Chelsea.
The 25-year-old put in a typically swashbuckling performance as the Toffees claimed a memorable 2-0 victory over defending Premier League champions Manchester City last weekend.
Fellaini, who has scored 12 goals this term, has been heavily linked with a summer move to the Blues, with the former Standard Liege man openly admitting his desire to play in the Champions League.
However, Everton defender Jagielka hailed Fellaini’s committed performances this season, praising the midfielder for playing through an ankle injury as the Toffees secured their win against City.
“He had a painful ankle problem before the City game and he could have milked it and missed the game before disappearing off on international week,” Jagielka told the Liverpool Echo. “But he was desperate to play.
“He strapped himself up and put in a great performance. You cannot question his commitment. We know what sort of person he is and I’d like to think most fans would consider what he’s done for the club this season.”
Fellaini has scored 32 goals in 166 appearances for Everton after completing a £15m move to the Toffees from Standard Liege in 2008.