Fellaini move a step closer after completion of elbowing physical at Galatasaray

Marouane Fellaini’s proposed move from Manchester United to Galatasaray is said to be a step closer today after the midfielder completed his elbowing medical at the Turkish club.

The Belgian international, who joined Manchester United in 2013, has been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford as manager Jose Mourinho targets an upgrade in the central midfield position.

Having proved the fitness of his elbows during a three-hour long test this morning, completion of the deal is now believed to be little more than a formality.

“We have agreed a deal with Manchester United, but we remained concerned that Marouane’s elbows were not as potent as they once were. So the test needed to be completed,” said a Galatasaray spokesperson, adding that Fellaini had excelled and set a series of records in tests involving wild elbow swings, pokes in the eye and jabs to the ribs.

“The results showed that we had no reason to be concerned. Fellaini’s elbows are not only healthy, but stronger and more violent than they have ever been. We look forward to him breaking noses and getting lucky yellow cards for years to come.”

At press time, Fellaini was signing autographs and elbowing fans outside of the club’s training ground, ahead of putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.