Adnan Januzaj‘s agent, Dirk De Vriese, has confirmed Lyon have expressed a big interest in securing the youngster’s services during the January transfer window.
The Belgian burst onto the global stage in emphatic fashion with a superb debut campaign under David Moyes, but quickly fell out of favour during Louis van Gaal‘s time in charge.
He joined Sunderland on loan over the summer after failing to break into Jose Mourinho‘s first team squad ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
And De Vriese, speaking to Haat Laatste Nieuws, noted Lyon were incredibly keen on signing the 21-year-old.
“Lyon are one of many French clubs who have recently sounded out the plans of Adnan. Out of respect, we listen to everyone,” he said.
“The ultimate decision is for Manchester United, and we have not yet heard from them that they want to sell Adnan.”
There will always be a variety of continental clubs circling around a player of Januzaj’s natural technical prowess and flair going forward. He has, after all, demonstrated his raw brilliance – for both Manchester United and Sunderland – on several occasions.
That said, Januzaj – like most young wingers – has struggled to cultivate the right kind of consistency and mental approach during his short career, and Mourinho will have to decide whether he takes the risk of applying the Belgian to his plans next summer or letting him leave this month.