Manchester United are reportedly open to selling Adnan Januzaj this summer.
United boss Jose Mourinho had announced in April that he had already made his decision on Januzaj, but the Portuguese did not reveal anything else, keeping the 22-year-old’s future a mystery.
Januzaj had spent last season on loan at Sunderland, and as per reports from ESPN, the Belgium international has not done enough to convince Mourinho to keep him at Old Trafford.
After being an unused substitute for Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge against West Bromwich Albion in 2013, the 22-year-old midfielder finally made his breakthrough under David Moyes.
Making a dramatic initial impact, Januzaj was just able to score 4 goals in 35 games during the 2013-14 season, due to which he fell out of favour to Moyes’ successor, Louis van Gaal.
The Belgian featured 21 times during Van Gaal’s first season, but was loaned to German giants Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of the 2015-16 season. He was called back in January 2016 because of a lack of playing time in Germany, but after failing to impress Mourinho last summer, he was reunited with Moyes at the Stadium of Light.
ESPN claimed that the Red Devils are expected to ask for a fee between £8 million to £12 million in order to let go of the midfielder, who still has a year left on his five-year contract.
Nonetheless, there is still hope for Adnan, as he could become a part of the United’s preseason tour squad which would be travelling to the United States in July if the club do not receive a suitable offer.
Another player who is expected to go on the tour is Andreas Pereira, who spent last season on loan at Granada. It is being said that Mourinho and his coaching staff have been impressed with Pereira’s performances in La Liga, despite playing for a team which finished at the bottom of the table.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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