Adnan Januzaj‘s agent Dirk De Vriese has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement caused a break in his negotiations with Manchester United but insisted talks have now resumed.
De Vriese also confirmed that other European clubs have registered their interest in signing the 18-year-old but did not go as far as naming any, although there is rumoured interest from Barcelona and Juventus.
“I’m not going to say which teams are interested in him, but I can tell you that there is interest from several European clubs,” De Vriese told Voetbal Nieuws.
“The departure of Sir Alex Ferguson has just been a break in the negotiations but we are back working on the calls and will see what it is.
“I have an agreement with the family of Adnan already to communicate. It will all go through me, thus there can be no misunderstandings in the media. “
There is a real worry that Januzaj might be the latest youngster to leave Old Trafford and follow in the footsteps of Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison and Mats Moller Daehli.
Right now, David Moyes can’t do anything more to show Januzaj that there is a first team place for him. He has made his Premier League and Capital One Cup debut and came on at half time at 0-0 when United needed a creative spark against West Brom at the weekend.
If the desire for first team football is Januzaj’s prerogative, then he has no need to leave United but if, like Pogba, money is the goal then he could potentially be tempted away from Old Trafford.
But given that his father wants him to choose Albania over Belgium as his international team in order to guarantee a first team spot, it indicates that money wouldn’t be his priority.
The longer that negotiations continue, United fans will begin to worry that Januzaj might leave and the fact that other European clubs are interested in him only increases that worry.