Following his outstanding two-goal performance against Sunderland on Saturday, Adnan Januzaj has generated more headlines than most. And the Mirror reports that Manchester United are readying a four-year, £50,000-a-week deal to keep him at Old Trafford.
With less than a year to run on his current contract, the 18-year-old Belgian has been linked with a switch akin to that of Paul Pogba two summers ago. But it appears David Moyes is not prepared to let that happen, and will provide a deal that reflects the player’s considerable talent rather than his age.
One player long-linked with a move to Old Trafford appears to have ended such speculation. As reported by the Daily Mail, Real Madrid’s Luka Modric has declared his intention to retire at the Barnabeu…if they will have him that long.
Speaking to Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti, the former Spurs player said, “I have no doubt that the best thing that ever happened to me in football is to play in Madrid.
“In football it is a difficult plan, but if you ask me, I would like to retire in Madrid. With titles, of course.”
Alas, United may have to do without another player tipped in many quarters to rejuvenate their midfield. But if they can tie Januzaj down to a long-term deal that may no longer matter.
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