Leeds United 10/1 outsiders for Adnan Januzaj; while deal is unlikely he is exactly what Radrizzani needs

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Could Leeds United really make a move for the Manchester United winger?

Borussia Dortmund's Jacob Bruun Larsen in action with Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj

According to bookmakers Bet Victor and later reported online by the Daily Express, Leeds United are rated at 10/1 to sign Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj this summer, and while there are a number of reasons to suggest that is pie in the sky, he is exactly the kind of signing Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani should consider to prove the mounting doubters wrong in Yorkshire.

Celtic are the favourites to sign the 22-year-old, and the fact that they can offer Champions League football and regular trophy charges makes the prospect of a move to Scotland enticing.

However, with Championship clubs Aston Villa and Leeds also said to be in the running, Radrizzani should go all out to bring the former Belgian international to Elland Road no matter how unlikely it may be.

Sunderland's Adnan Januzaj in action

Arguably the toughest hurdle to overcome would be Januzaj's wages.  After all, as reported by the Telegraph, the United attacker is on a £30,000 weekly wage.

The problem for the player is he has failed to justify that outlay for two years now, with his breakthrough campaign under Louis van Gaal well and truly forgotten, replaced by disappointing loan spells at Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland.

Januzaj can no longer rely on the hype to justify such wages and he should accept the prospect of a lower pay packet at a club where he can rediscover his best form.

Sunderland's Adnan Januzaj in action with Southampton's Cedric Soares

There is absolutely no doubt that Januzaj possesses the innate talent to be a superstar, even if he has taken some wrong turns in recent years, and Leeds could do with one of those to become the catalyst for a long overdue promotion.

With just a year left on his current United contract and seemingly with no future under Jose Mourinho, Januzaj looks to be on the move, and if the bookies are right Leeds are at the very least interested.

It would be bold, risky and highly unlikely, but if Radrizzani signs Januzaj and the 22-year-old gets back to his best it could go down as the signing that defines the Italian's legacy.

David Moyes with Adnan Januzaj

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