Fellaini plots January exit from Goodison

Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini's words will shock many Everton fans, especially since he is contracted to the club for four more years. Photo: PA

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini claims he could leave the club as soon as the next transfer window despite being under contract for the next four years.

The Belgium international has been the driving force behind Everton's strong start to the new Barclays Premier League season, and scored the only goal in the victory against Manchester United in their opening fixture.

The 24-year-old appeared committed to manager David Moyes' plans after penning a new contract through to 2016 as recently as November, but in an interview with a Belgian newspaper published today Fellaini said he was now looking for a way out of Goodison Park.

"I am just starting my fifth season at Everton, this will be one of my last," he told Het Nieuwsblad.

"I have seen everything. In January or at the end of the season I will turn to another club or championship."

Fellaini joined Everton in a £15million move from Standard Liege in 2008 and has scored 22 goals in 130 appearances for the Merseyside club.