Man United transfers: Marouane Fellaini thrilled to seal ‘dream’ move

Man United transfers: Marouane Fellaini admits he is thrilled to seal his "dream" move after joining from Everton in a £27.5m deal

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Marouane Fellaini scored 11 Premier League goals last season Photo: EA Sports, via Flickr

Marouane Fellaini says he “very happy” to seal his much-anticipated dream move to Manchester United late on deadline day.

The Belgium international sealed a switch to the Premier League champions after Everton agreed to sell the midfielder for a club-record £27.5m.

Fellaini links up with his former Toffees boss David Moyes, and the 25-year-old was thrilled to join a “great club” such as United.

“I’m very, very happy. It’s a big moment for me,” Fellaini told United’s website.

“I waited for a long time, I’ve worked hard for this and I’m very happy to join this big club, this great club.

“I hope to do everything for this club.”

He added: “When I was young it was a dream to play for Manchester United.

“Now I’m here so I’ll try to give my best to the club. I want to win trophies. That’s the most important thing.”

Fellaini’s move to the 20-time English champions appeared in doubt earlier on deadline day as United attempted to sign Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera.

The Red Devils reportedly refused to match the Spaniard’s contract release clause and turned their attentions back to Everton’s talismanic Fellaini.

And the Belgian was understandably relieved to get his big move after a frenetic day of transfer negotiations.

He continued: “It’s been difficult, a very long day. I waited to the end… I know the situation, but this day has been very long.”

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