Reigning Europa League champions Manchester United have sounded their willingness to sell out-of-favour winger Adnan Januzaj, with Spanish side Real Sociedad mooted to be the Belgian’s most likely destination.
The 22-year-old explosive winger burst into the Old Trafford scene back in 2013, after he was handed a chance by then manager David Moyes. Indeed, the Belgian is thought to be one of the very few highlights during the Scotsman’s disastrous time at the helm with the club during the 2013-14 season.
Fast forward three years later and the once highly-rated forward has fallen into obscurity, failing to rekindle the form that he had in his debut season with his parent club.
True enough, Januzaj’s loan spell with Sunderland last season was deemed a huge failure. In his 25 league appearances for the Black Cats, Januzaj has failed to score a single goal, bagging a measly three assists to his name, which did little to help avoid Sunderland’s eventual relegation from the Premier League.
Unable to fulfill his potential, the Red Devils now consider Januzaj to be surplus to requirements, and are prepared to let the young footballer go to any club willing to table a good offer.
That club appears to be Real Sociedad.
The Spanish side are keen to add a pacey winger to their ranks and Januzaj’s speed is more than enough, it seems, for the club, with Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay admitting his side’s interest.
“It’s true that we are interested in Januzaj,” the Sociedad supremo was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.
“We are currently not in talks with Manchester or with him. We are waiting for the decision of Manchester United and then we will act,” Aperribay further explained.
With Januzaj unlikely to make another appearance in a Manchester United shirt in the future, his impending departure to Spain looks very likely.