Adnan Januzaj’s agent has confirmed that he has already made contact with French club Lyon over a January deal for his client.
The Belgian winger is currently on loan at Sunderland from Manchester United, and considering Mourinho’s recent plans and healthy condition of the squad, Januzaj’s long-term future at Old Trafford seems to be in serious doubt.
Januzaj, who has just 18 months left on his United contract, hasn’t been able to rediscover his form at the Black Cats, and it will be interesting to see if David Moyes will be looking to secure his services on a permanent deal. But if Moyes decides to keep him, he will have to act quickly.
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Meanwhile, Januzaj’s representative, Dirk De Vries, has confirmed the 21-year-old has got plenty of offers from France already.
“Lyon is one of the many French clubs who have recently sounded out the plans of Adnan,” he told Belgian newspaper HLN.
“Out of respect, we listen to everyone. However, the ultimate decision is Manchester United’s, and from them, we haven’t yet heard the club wants to sell Adnan. Adnan was strong both against Chelsea and against Liverpool. On Match of the Day, he got great comments.
“Adnan has greatly increased in level. It’s going well, and the manager Moyes believes in him.”
Only a few days ago, French sports daily L’Equipe claimed Lyon were working on a deal to sign Januzaj, using former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier as a negotiator.
The seven-time Ligue 1 champions eye the Belgian as a potential replacement for Rachid Ghezzal, whose current contract runs out in six months.