Newly appointed Sunderland boss David Moyes has confirmed his club’s interest in signing Manchester United duo Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj.
Marouane Fellaini has been linked with a move to Sunderland ever since the Black Cats confirmed the arrival of David Moyes at the club. These links were quite obvious, as the relationship between Fellaini and Moyes goes way back.
Moyes was the one to bring Fellaini to England back in September 2008, as he signed the Belgium international from Standard Liège. The pair worked together at the Merseyside club for five years, and when he left the Toffees to become the new United manager, he took Fellaini to the Old Trafford club along with him, signing the player for £27.5 million on the 2013 deadline day.
And as per reports, the Scot is set to sign Marouane yet again, for the third time. And along with the 28-year-old, Moyes is also targeting Fellaini’s fellow countryman, Adnan Januzaj.
Januzaj broke into Manchester United’s first team under Moyes’ management, and became an instant hit at the Old Trafford club in his debut season. However, the talented youngster slipped down the pecking order following Moyes’ departure from the Theatre of Dreams, and was even loaned out to Borussia Dortmund by Van Gaal last season.
And now, the 21-year-old looks likely to part ways with Jose Mourinho, and join David Moyes at Sunderland along with Fellaini.
Moyes confirmed his interest in securing the duo’s services during his presentation as Sunderland’s manager.
When asked about his links with Fellaini and Januzaj, he replied: “If any of those good players want to join me, then I’d be happy to have them, I’m telling you. Because they’re excellent players. We’re interested but I’m sure there’s a load of other clubs that are as well. We’re interested in lots of good players.
“You have to have a realistic view. There’ll be some players we can attract just now and some players we can’t. We’ll try and get the ones we can and the ones who want to come here and start on the new journey we’re on. We have offers in for people already and we’re working hard. I’ve been really impressed by the new chief executive [Martin Bain].”