Once the winger completes his planned move from Real Sociedad to Roma, Manchester United will earn 30 percent of Adnan Januzaj’s 18 million euro transfer fee.
The total amount is more than double what La Real brought him away from Old Trafford in 2017, and the Red Devils require that the sell-on clause be included as part of the trade. In doing so, Manchester United has received a lucrative bonus that can be used to support their recruiting this month.
Kristof Terreur, the Belgian journalist revealed that United kept the sell-on option, and it has been reported elsewhere that in the final week of the January transfer window, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add firepower to his frontline. They are set to earn £4.5million from a move for Januzaj, which would match Leicester City‘s fee for out-of-favour forward Islam Slimani.
Reports have indicated that they can now explore that possibility, although they may encounter competition from Tottenham Hotspur, who are still involved in a temporary deal for the Monaco loanee.
In recent days, another bizarre news has arisen, linking United to a swoop for former player Carlos Tevez, although it is almost certain that Solskjaer will not seek help from Argentine to fix his attacking problems.
The injury to Marcus Rashford – which will leave him out for up to 3 months, – is the root cause of those rumours, but there seems to be little or no truth to these rumours.
Manchester United’s pursuit of Tevez seems to have come out of nowhere, because have reports saying they are weighing up an offer for former Watford striker Odion Ighalo. It is doubtful whether Solskjaer would spend any of Januzaj’s money on any of the three.
Then again, the Belgian’s move to Roma seemed unlikely after a trial in Anoeta, during which he has only started five La Liga games.
Januzai hasn’t scored in 11 league appearances in 2019/20 season, so I hope Roma can improve a lot because their goal is to ensure fourth-place in Serie A before they chase Atalanta.