When this guy made his debut for us in 2013, he was touted as the next big thing and was a source of solace for David Moyes during his calamitous season with us. Although he was expected to become big over the years, things have rather gone in the opposite direction and his career has taken a huge downward curve.
Adnan Januzaj is a player who hasn’t really fulfilled his potential. Januzaj’s languid playing style and poor attitude did not appeal to Louis van Gaal and he was shipped off to Borussia Dortmund on loan in 2015 where he flopped.
He was then sent on loan to Sunderland, where he didn’t impress either. Years after his sensational debut for the Red Devils where he announced his arrival a stunning brace against the very same Sunderland, Januzaj now finds himself on the brink of a permanent exit from Old Trafford.
Reports have now emerged claiming that Real Sociedad might be the 22-year old’s next destination. According to Marca, the Belgian could be set for a switch to Real Sociedad. La Real president Jokin Aperribay believes a transfer is a realistic premise although United are believed to want €10million (£8.8million) for the 22-year-old.
It is also expected that Real Sociedad will negotiate the price down and instead offer a high percentage of the money that any potential future sale of the player may generate. Januzaj had a disappointing loan spell with Sunderland and eventually, the Black Cats were relegated.
However, that doesn’t seem to have put his suitors away and Real Sociedad seem ready to offer him a route out of Old Trafford. With just one year left on Januzaj’s contract, the time might just be right for us to cash in on the winger.
Although I’d have loved to see Januzaj make it big at United, it just doesn’t look like happening, does it? His career might probably take of elsewhere where there is less pressure than at Manchester United. Certainly, the pressure on the shoulders when playing for Manchester United is just too huge. While some players handle it somehow, some of the players fail to do so. Unfortunately, Januzaj falls in the second category and all we can do is just let him go and hope that he does well in the future.
Do you think we should sell Adnan Januzaj this summer?