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No, the Ashley Young route is not the one that goes to ground easily inside the penalty area.
The England winger signed a new contract at Aston Villa in his prime. During that period, Villa were improving season on season and looked ready to threaten the UEFA Champions League places.
Some may argue that Young stuck around for one season too many, but he was still able to earn a £17 million move to Manchester United after he felt his side had hit an irreparable decline.
At 24 years of age, Fellaini can afford to stick around and see what David Moyes can bring to Everton. If it hasn't happened in two years, and he's still performing at an elite level, most wouldn't begrudge a potential move.