Report: Everton tracking Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj

The Belgian is not a priority signing but Everton could reportedly explore a deal should he become available.

Everton will track Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj this summer in the hope of securing him on loan, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The 20-year-old fell down the pecking order at United last season and only made 21 appearances in total, starting just four, having been an important part of David Moyes’ time at the club the year before.

Januzaj is likely to get even less game time next season as United are sure to add several players to their squad, and have already signed highly-rated Netherlands international international winger Memphis Depay, a direct rival for Januzaj’s position.

That has alerted the Blues, who were keen to sign the Belgian international on loan during the January transfer window but manager Louis Van Gaal steadfastly refused to let him leave Old Trafford, claims the Liverpool Echo.

While Januzaj isn’t a priority target for manager Roberto Martinez, he will look to use the loan market once again in an attempt to bolster his squad.

A perfect addition for Everton 

Although a move looks unlikely at this moment in time, Januzaj would be an excellent addition to the squad at Goodison Park.

The Toffees are currently lacking in the left-wing area, with Kevin Mirallas more suited to the right-hand side and Steven Pienaar unable to prove his fitness.

The youngster would also be guaranteed increased game time at Goodison, something he desperately needs at this moment in time, while linking up with Belgium international teammates Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku would likely see him settle in quickly.

Perhaps then, he may push for a move himself given that it is looking unlikely he will get many minutes next season in United’s already full squad.

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