the funny case Adnan Januzaj


Adnan Januzaj is only 27 years old, but he has been known to football fans for quite some time now. The Belgian international, also Albanian and Kosovar, impressed everyone during his first Manchester United appearances as a teenager, also wearing the symbolic number 11 at Old Trafford. But little by little, his playing time weakened, and his loans to Dortmund and then to Sunderland were not necessarily convincing.

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It was when he arrived at Real Sociedad in 2017, aged 22, that he managed to revive himself and show the extent of his talent. Over the last two seasons especially, where he has asserted himself as an important member of Imanol Alguacil’s team, putting all the supporters of the Basque club and observers in his pocket. Only he failed to reach an agreement to extend with the Saint-Sébastien team. Free of any contract, the Belgian international was one of the sacred affairs of the transfer window …

Excessive demands

Only, a month and a half later, he still hasn’t found a club. If there had been a rumor linking him to Barça at the start of the transfer window, it quickly evaporated. The same for West Ham. As indicated El Desmarque, the player recently offered his services to Celta de Vigo from Luis Campos, but the Galicians said no. Just like Betis and Sevilla earlier this summer. No one seems to want him right now. And it’s not for sporting reasons.

According to the Spanish newspaper, he is asking for a signing bonus of six million euros, as well as a net salary of 3.5 million euros. Substantial sums for teams from the European sub-top. At the start of the week, the Iberian media Report evoked a strong interest from Osasuna, but there too, it seems very difficult financially. With a World Cup coming up in just a few months, Januzaj would be well advised to find a shoe that suits him quickly!


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