Man United transfers: Van Gaal blocked Januzaj’s PSG move, says agent
Adnan Januzaj's agent reveals Louis van Gaal blocked his move
Louis van Gaal blocked Adnan Januzaj’s proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to the forward’s agent.
The 19-year-old forward has barely featured under the United manager this season despite earning a regular starting spot under the Dutchman’s predecessor, David Moyes.
Ligue 1 champions PSG, who have been previously linked with a move for the Belgian, were keen to sign the tricky winger on loan until the end of the season.
However, Januzaj’s agent Dirk de Vries revealed that Van Gaal was unwilling to allow an “important member” of his squad leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
“Yes, PSG have shown themselves to be interested this winter,” Dirk de Vries is quoted as saying by Foot Mercato.
“They directly contacted Manchester United for information but Louis van Gaal announced that he cannot leave this winter. Not as a permanent transfer nor as a loan.
“The Coach considered him as an important player for squad. He is counting on everyone. It seems like a definitive decision, I don’t think that it can change.”
Januzaj has started just four Premier League games this season, making a further four appearances from the bench.
The Belgium international has scored four goals in 46 Premier League appearances since his top-flight debut against Crystal Palace in September 2013.
The United youngster signed a new five-year deal with the Red Devils a month later.