Manchester United have been assured that Adnan Januzaj will stay at the club after his agent revealed that the player is still a key part of Louis van Gaal’s plans.
Dirk de Vriese, the Belgian’s agent, claims Van Gaal will reject any offers to sign the Belgian international this summer either on loan or in a permanent deal.
It has previously been speculated that Januzaj would leave the club this summer, after failing to make an impression on the first team. The 20-year-old has been linked with loan moves to Everton and Real Sociedad in recent months. The youngster has also found himself a target for French champions PSG, who were linked with Januzaj on a permanent deal.
However, De Vriese has insisted that his client remains highly thought of within Old Trafford.
De Vriese told Sportwitness: “This is total nonsense.” After fresh rumours about Januzaj’s departure were brought up.
Januzaj’s agent then went onto reveal more about his situation at Old Trafford, insisting the player still has a big future in Manchester, despite the club already signing Memphis Depay this summer.
“Adnan is feeling good at Manchester United and they don’t want him to leave the club.”
“He is considered still as their biggest talent since many years.”
“There was a lot of top teams asking to buy him and a lot of sub-top teams to loan him, but he will stay at Manchester United to become a legend in the club.”
Unfortunately, last season Januzaj endured a little dose of second season syndrome. Although he made 18 appearances, which on paper seems fairly reasonable, it was obvious to anyone that he had not played a big part at all in United’s campaign. At just 20, Januzaj still has a bright future ahead of him and it is clear that he just needs a little more time. A loan move would probably suit Januzaj next season, but it is clear Louis van Gaal believes a stint in the first team would be more effective for the Belgian international.