According to Turkish sports newspaper, Fanatik, Fenerbahçe are mulling over an €8 million bid for Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj in this current window.
Januzaj, who had his breakthrough season during the time former manager, David Moyes was at the helm of affairs at the Old Trafford, has seen his contribution to the club reduced to a bench role. This affected the player’s development, prompting different speculations of a possible loan or permanent move outside the club.
However, the Turkish club will only proceed to make their interest in the player formal if they are able to advance to the group stage of the lucrative Champions League. Fenerbahçe are scheduled to play against Shakhtar Donetsk in the preliminary round of the Champions League play-off stage. They could however, end up playing against the Red Devils should they advance to the next round of the play-off stage.
The Turkish club has already secured the signing of two players from the Red Devils this window, and should a deal be agreed for Januzaj, he would become the club’s third signing from the former English champions after signing Luis Nani and Robin Van Persie a couple of weeks ago.
It is not quite clear what van Gaal’s plans are as far as the Belgian international is concerned, but letting him leave on a permanent deal this summer may not be the best decision for the club in my opinion. However, a loan move to the Turkish club won’t be a bad idea as the youngster remains one of the most promising prospects in the English league.