Marouane Fellaini has admitted that he had given up part of a loyalty bonus that was owed to him from Everton football club so that he could make his dream move to Manchester United.
Fellaini made his £27.5million move to the Premier League Champions with moments to spare on Monday night as paper work was submitted just before the 11pm BST deadline.
Speaking at the Belgium team hotel in Brussels, Fellaini said:
“The clock was ticking, and when the form was put in front of me, I signed straightaway. I have never signed my name so fast in all my life.
“Nothing was going to stop me seizing this opportunity.
“It is true that I sacrificed some money (on my Everton contract), but that didn’t matter. All that counted was getting the deal done and realising my dream.”
Felliani is set to make his Manchester United debut next Saturday when they face Crystal Palace in the lunch-time kick off at Old Trafford.