Transfer Focus: Real Sociedad eyeing deal for Man United’s Januzaj

Spanish side Real Sociedad are in talks with Manchester United are in talks over a deal for former wonderkid Adnan Januzaj, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

What’s the word?

Having endured a tough season with relegated Sunderland under former United manager David Moyes, the Belgian winger looks set to be sold.

With a year remaining on his contract and no place in the plans of manager Jose Mourinho, the club are looking to make money whilst they can are are in talks over an £8.8m deal.

However, as with the agreement which saw Dutch winger Memphis Depay leave Old Trafford in January, the club are being careful and protecting themselves and will look to add a buy-back clause as well as a sell-on fee.

Where did it all go wrong?

The 22-year-old was so well fancied by Sir Alex Ferguson and, to en extent Moyes, however there is a sense that it all came at the wrong time.

The forward emerged during Sir Alex’s last season at the club and, therefore, was not allowed the time to work with the great manager and develop under his tutelage.

Furthermore, what unfolded during Moyes’ tenure at Old Trafford will have done no good for his career at the club, one which was ultimately ended with an injury plagued season spent half at home and half with Borussia Dortmund before last year’s long at the Stadium of Light.