Manchester United sent Adnan Januzaj to Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan in order for the young Belgian to gain enough game time. Reports have it that the loan deal did not include any option for Dortmund to buy the youngster, however, things could turn out different.
A report from the Daily Star is claiming a swap deal involving Marco Reus and Januzaj is on the cards for the Red Devils next summer. This will mean the Belgium international could turn his loan move into a permanent one.
It is also claimed Reus was one of United’s top targets on their wish list of marquee signings in the transfer window which closed last week. Although the Germany international has always been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, Louis van Gaal’s side could hold the trump cards, if Januzaj performs well to impress the Dortmund chiefs who would sanction the reported player-plus-cash deal.
Reus, rated at £60m as per the report, missed the trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil due to an ankle injury he suffered before the tournament. Germany won the trophy and Reus missed out entirely.
Meanwhile, United will have to act swiftly, albeit they have an advantage, as other suitors will be alert to the availability of the dynamic forward – who has been impressive for Dortmund so far under new boss Thomas Tuchel. Recently, Reus scored a hat-trick against Odd Grenland in their second leg of the Europa League victory over the Norwegian outfit. Dortmund ran out 7-2 winners at the Westfalenstadion.
Reus has scored an impressive 39 goals for Dortmund in 84 appearances and for the German national team, the attacker has a goal haul of nine in 25 games.