French media suggest PSG were readying January approach for Januzaj


The fact Manchester United tied down their international tug-of-war star to a new deal is now looking increasingly like a vital measure.

Last weekend saw Manchester United end any speculation over the future of arguably their top talent - Belgian-Albanian winger Adnan Januzaj.

Ever since the teenager banged in those two goals against Sunderland the interest in a player that for those in the know was already a sublime talent exploded.

Not just at club level, but it was also at international level that everyone wanted a piece of the attacking midfielder.

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The fact that his contract expired at the end of the season did not help matters - and a plethora of clubs were linked with his signature in the past couple of weeks, with Juventus considered the favourites to turn his head.

Of course, as we know, he signed a new deal just prior to last weekend, and United fans can now rest easy - he is seemingly going nowhere for now.

And they did well convincing him to stay considering the type of team interested - including one team that could have thrown a bag of money at him.

It has emerged in French magazine Le 10 Sport that Paris Saint-Germain were ready to make a move for the player when he entered the final six months of his contract. They claim contact was made between PSG and the players agent over a potential pre-contract agreement, but he instead decided he would prefer to stay with United.

Not only could PSG have offered him plenty of money, but Januzaj also speaks French and the club are a team on the rise - likely to dominate French football for years to come, and it would have certainly been an attractive proposition, and difficult choice if it was between United or PSG for next season.

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But thankfully Januzaj will be a Manchester United player for the foreseeable future, and if PSG want to come knocking again they will have to get their chequebooks out and test the United board with the odd ridiculous transfer valuation.

For now though, Januzaj is a United player, signed on for five years and going nowhere.

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