Martinez insists Everton winners ahead of Man Utd over Fellaini deal

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists they were the winners in the sale of Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists they were the winners in the sale of Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United.

The Daily Star says the 25-year-old Belgium star is understood to have waived a £4m bonus by handing in a transfer request.

And that led to reports that United were able to get their man for just £23.5m - the same amount as a previous buy-out clause that expired at the end of July.

But Everton maintain the transfer is worth £27.5m to them, with all the cash coming from the Premier League champions.

Martinez said: "Everything was done on our terms and that is what is important. They met the valuation - that is what happened.

"He had a buyout clause but that expired on July 31 and from that point on, the valuation was completely different and he had a huge premium on top.

"Everything was on our terms and it was about making our squad stronger and it left us in a good position."

 
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