Date: 9th March 2017 at 12:55pm
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The recent exodus of talent to the Chinese Super League has probably surprised a lot of people.

The mercenary nature of some players has seen them, given the opportunity, jump at the chance to move knowing that their bank balances will be swelled enormously.

But is it really all about the money?

Whilst for some, possibly those coming towards the end of their careers, it could be, with the opportunity for a golden swansong too good to refuse, there are others that know moving to the Chinese Super League could signal the end of another aspect of their careers.

Marouane Felliani has, this season, been used sporadically by Jose Mourinho, it seems that Mourinho has a role set aside for Fellaini and brings him into service when required.

Now whether Fellaini has a long-term future at Old Trafford remains to be seen, my view is that he falls into the ‘every player has a price` category.

But, speaking to the media, the Belgian international is aware that if he were to move to the Chinese Super League, it would have ramifications with regards to his international career, something it seems Felliani isn`t ready for yet and has remarked about a move to Chinese football,

“It`s not a priority. If I go it`s finished for me with the national team.”

Clearly Marouane is, quite rightly, proud of representing his country.