Juventus’ general director Giuseppe Marotta believes Manchester United are right to be afraid that Adnan Januzaj‘s has similarities to Paul Pogba’s before he joined Juventus.
Marotta also admitted that the signing of Januzaj would be ‘incredible’ for Juventus as an indication that they might be looking to try and get Januzaj to follow Pogba to Turin.
When questioned about Januzaj, Marotta said: “Manchester United fear another Paul Pogba case? They are right to do so.
“Frankly, I do not understand how they have got to within eight months of the contract expiry datee without being able to negotiate a new one.”
This is Juventus’ first attempt to try and unsettle Januzaj but it likely won’t be the last. Thankfully, the 18-year-old is surrounded by a strong family who don’t take much notice of what the press is saying but the longer negotiations continue, the more United fans are worried that he could potentially leave.
The Italian media are also reporting that Marotta approached Januzaj once before he joined us in 2011.
It was a bitter pill to swallow when Juventus signed Pogba but the thought of Januzaj joining him in Italy is even worse.
Contract negotiations have picked up pace after his performance against Sunderland and with a lot of clubs in Europe sniffing around, the sooner United can tie Januzaj down on a long term deal the better.