Belgium starlet has still to agree a new deal in the north west.
Premier League champions Manchester United have been warned that they risk losing star man Adnan Januzaj on a free transfer when the young winger’s contract expires at Old Trafford at the end of this season, according to reports in the Star on Sunday.
The Belgium-born wide man has just broken into the Red Devils first team this season under new United head coach David Moyes, with the 18-year-old having already caught the imagination with a number of impressive displays for the Premier League giants.
In particular, Januzaj turned in a man-of-the-match performance on what was his first start in the Premier League for United last time out against struggling Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, with the new boy’s sensational second-half brace helping to overturn a 1-0 deficit and hand the visitors all three points on Wearside.
However, with Januzaj’s current contract at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ now set to run out on June 30 2014, the player is able to start negotiating with foreign clubs as early as when the winter transfer window finally opens again for business for the year in January.
And now Giuseppe Moratta, director general of Serie A champions Juventus, has warned his rivals from the Premier League that they are in serious danger of losing Januzaj for nothing in the summer.
“If they fear another case like [Paul] Pogba’s then they are right. It’s difficult to understand how we can reach a stage eight months prior to the contract expiring without seeing a renewal,” said Moratta.
“Januzaj is a player showing big promise. He is a player of great quality.”