“We’ll talk about a new contract in a month – his one is expiring in 2014. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has delayed the negotiations, but if everything goes well, Adnan will stay a few years longer at Old Trafford.” Dirk Devriese
Adnan Januzaj will snub the advances of Barcelona and Juventus to sign a new contract with Manchester United, his agent Dirk Devriese has confirmed.
The 18-year-old Belgian has been thrust into the limelight after a brilliant debut season with the U21s that culminated in him being named the Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year.
His rise also earned him the #44 shirt in the senior squad at the end of the season and he made his first appearance on the bench in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge.
And in an interview with Het Laatse Nieuws, his agent confirmed that Januzaj will sign a contract to keep him at United.
“We know Adnan is on the list of many clubs including Juventus and Barcelona,” Devriese said.
“My player was voted reserve team player of the year and was one of the star players on a few big youth tournaments. Then it’s no surprise other teams are interested in him.
“Sir Alex Ferguson has told Adnan a few weeks ago that he can play on three positions in the midfield. They have worked hard on his weak points.”
“We’ll talk about a new contract in a month – his one is expiring in 2014. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has delayed the negotiations, but if everything goes well, Adnan will stay a few years longer at Old Trafford.
“The club rewarded him with a squad number and he’ll be part of the first squad next season.”
It’s fantastic news for United as Januzaj has been a different class with the U21s this year. His poise, touch and balance are a sight to behold and despite his small physique, the 18-year-old showed in the Elite Group Final against Tottenham that he has the ability to hold off defenders very well.
Januzaj will be part of the first-team squad next season according to his agent and that is a very exciting prospect. Under Moyes, the 18-year-old will have a big chance to show what he has got and Ferguson wouldn’t of put him on the bench against West Brom if he wasn’t ready.