Why Adnan Januzaj loan makes sense for both Everton and Manchester United

The youngster has been linked with a move to Goodison Park and it would be ideal for all parties concerned.

A potential loan spell at Everton would make perfect sense for Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj.

The Belgian youngster is clearly one of the hottest properties in Europe, as his spell in the side when David Moyes was in charge showed, but he needs game time to continue developing into a top player.

That is unlikely to come at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal though, as the Dutchman used Januzaj sparingly last season, while the addition of Memphis Depay, who starred under van Gaal at the World Cup and is clearly favoured, increases the competition for places.

In fact, that does a disservice to Depay, whose fine performances for PSV last season as he guided them to the title, mean that at this moment he is more than deserving of a starting place in the United team ahead of Januzaj.

Why an Everton loan would make perfect sense for all parties

With game time a necessity for youngster right now, a move to Everton for a season would make perfect sense.

The Blues have compatriot Kevin Mirallas in that position currently but that’s it, with back up Steven Pienaar’s fitness a long-term concern. Januzaj then could walk into Goodison and immediately command a first team place.

The style of football under Martinez would also suit him while the Catalan has shown great faith in youngsters before now, notably with John Stones and Ross Barkley, as well as Romelu Lukaku up front, who have all come on leaps and bounds under his tutelage thus far.

That then, would make a loan deal for both parties ideal. Januzaj would get the necessary first team football to continue developing, while Everton would gain a talented player for their squad.

In the long run United would gain a more rounded player, who has the potential to be a world star, with a hatful of Premier League experience thrown in for good measure.

Whether Louis van Gaal would agree to a deal remains to be seen, but for Everton in particular, it’s an avenue they should explore as they look to flourish under Martinez once more.

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