Everton and Paris Saint Germain have joined Real Sociedad in the race to capture Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj in the January transfer window.
The talented young player has found his opportunities limited at Old Trafford since the arrival of Louis van Gaal as manager in the summer.
As a result, he is looking to leave the Manchester side in the January transfer window on loan to get some more first team football, and Van Gaal has no opposition to this.
The Red Devils are thought to be fearful of keeping him at the club and potentially hindering his development in the long term, according to the Daily Star.
Roberto Martinez’s Everton have emerged as surprise candidates for the winger, who has made only nine Premier League appearances for Man Utd this season.
They will have to compete with French giants PSG if they want to sign him, however, and former manager David Moyes’ Sociedad.
Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj is considering which club it would be best to rebuild his career with, having seen opportunities limited under manager Louis van Gaal this season.
Van Gaal has given the talented young star the green light to leave Old Trafford on loan in the January transfer window, with no place for him in his first team in the second half of the season.
Januzaj was given his opportunity to impress last season by David Moyes.
He ultimately made 27 appearances for the Red Devils last campaign before Moyes was sacked and the Old Trafford club finished seventh in the Premier League.
The purchase of Angel Di Maria for £59.7 million from Real Madrid and the fact that Marouane Fellaini is back on form means that opportunities are limited.
Moyes is interested in bringing him to Real Sociedad on loan, with the likes of Everton, Hull and Inter Milan also supposedly keen on a move, according to the Daily Star.
Januzaj needs to find an opportunity to play somewhere, and if that requires leaving Old Trafford, it might be for the best. Look at the likes of Paul Pogba as an example.
Manchester United are set to lose Adnan Januzaj on loan to Real Sociedad in the January transfer window, reuniting him with his former manager David Moyes at the Spanish club.
Moyes spoke to the press this week, telling them that he was keen on January recruits, but that they would likely come in the form of loan deals.
Like many La Liga sides, Sociedad are on a relatively limited budget, but still expect Moyes to achieve consistent European football over time.
Januzaj has found his opportunities limited under new manager Louis van Gaal, and as a result, could be set to rejoin his former boss, who handed him his professional debut, at the Spanish club, according to the Daily Mail.
The deal would likely suit all parties going forward, as it would give Januzaj experience of another league.
With Sociedad struggling, he is also likely to get more opportunities than the 11 appearances he has made thus far this season.