— Adnan Januzaj (@adnanjanuzaj) June 19, 2016
Premier League newbies, Middlesbrough, have expressed their interest in signing Adnan Januzaj. But, the proposed move has been put on hold by Jose Mourinho.
Boro are keen to make an impact in the Premier League, and avoid the relegation zone, reports the Metro. The club has already acquired the services of Victor Valdes, Antonio Barragan, and Viktor Fischer.
Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough’ boss, worked together with Jose Mourinho in the Spanish capital. The pair were part of Real Madrid’s coaching staff – Aitor being Mourinho’s assistant.
An update published by The Mirror stated that Boro have a fair chance of signing the youngster – but Jose Mourinho is still to make the final decision on Adnan’s future.
It is believed that Middlesbrough are also close to completing the moves of Alvaro Negredo and Antonio Barragan from Valencia.
Karanka is also due to complete the £9 million move of Dortmund’s Neven Subotic, with Gaston Ramirez following close by as well.
It is unsure whether Aitor will be looking to bring Januzaj to Boro permanently, or whether he would loan the midfielder from the Red Devils. But, the Belgian could use some time to develop into a calm and confident midfielder.
Adnan burst on to the scenes back in 2013, after David Moyes promoted the youngster from United’s youth squad. Januzaj scored on his first start for the Red Devils, and was consequently awarded a brand new five-year contract.
However, since his debut season, Januzaj has failed to live up to expectations. The Belgian was loaned to Borussia Dortmund under the managerial reign of Louis Van Gaal – who wasn’t impressed by the youngster’s performance and work-rate.
Januzaj failed to make an impact in the German Bundesliga, making only six appearances for the German side.
But, Adnan Januzaj has still got high expectations, and there is no doubt that the youngster has the potential to become an incredible player – but, at the moment, he might find difficulties in meeting with Mourinho’s demands.