Belgium-born winger will now be at Old Trafford until 2018.
Manchester United midfield player Adnan Januzaj secured the largest-ever signing-on fee for a teenager in the history of the club after finally agreeing to put pen to paper on a new contract with the Premier League champions on Saturday, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The exciting wide man ended weeks of speculation about his future at Old Trafford by signing a bumper five-year deal with the Red Devils worth £60,000 per week that keeps Januzaj in the north west until June 30 2018 and out of the reaches of a whole host of big-name clubs from across the Continent that had been linked with the 18-year-old of late.
The likes of Serie A champions Juventus and La Liga title holders FC Barcelina had both reportedly been keeping close tabs on the Belgium-born winger’s contract negotiations recently in the hope of luring Januzaj away from the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ on a lucrative free transfer come the end of this current campaign, had the player and United failed to come to an agreement over extending his stay with the club.
However, those hopes have now been ended after Januzaj signed on until 2018, and it has now also been revealed that as a reward, the starlet has been handed a whopping £5 million signing-on free that will be paid to him in weekly instalments of £20,000 across the period of his five-year deal.