Moyes confident that Fellaini sale wouldn’t halt Everton progress


David Moyes believes Everton would continue to progress even if Marouane Fellaini left.

The Belgian international has been one of the star turns in the Premier League this season, playing a key role in helping the Toffees to fourth position. His form has resulted in a number of clubs being linked with his signature, most notably Arsenal and Chelsea who are said to be preparing January bids.

Everton have lost a number of their star players in recent years, with Wayne Rooney joining Manchester United, whilst Joleon Lescott and Jack Rodwell have left for Manchester City and Mikael Arteta swapped the Blues for Arsenal. But as disappointing as it would be for them to now see Fellaini depart, Moyes insists they would continue to progress even without their latest talisman.

"They know where Felli is, they know where to come and watch him - they know as well that it will be a big price if they are interested," said the Scot. "I'm not in the mood to keep the fight going all the time, because I've lost a few players now, but the ones we've lost - they've paid for.

"I think we've got to the stage at Everton where we say, 'Look, we've lost some really good players but I don't think it's stopped us from progressing the team'. We sold Lescott, we sold Arteta and we've all felt really down when we've lost those players but we've had to pick ourselves up and go and find other ones. The club will always be bigger than any player, any manager, and the players we've brought in are showing that."

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