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Everton consider free transfer former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj

Januzaj is out of contract as of this summer after spending the last five years in Basque Country with La Liga side Real Sociedad


Former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj could be on his way back to the Premier League this summer after struggling Everton is considering a free transfer for the 27-year-old.

Belgian football insider Sacha Tavolieri reported earlier this evening that the Toffees have cast their eye on the Brussels native this summer amid growing concerns that club academy graduate Anthony Gordon could be on his way to Stamford Bridge in a big-money move to free-spending Chelsea.

According to Tavolieri, Januzaj desires a return to the top flight of English football which would already shut down interest from MLS outfit LA Galaxy which is one of a handful of clubs that have taken a keen interest in the versatile winger, which also includes Premier League outfit West Ham United.

The situation surrounding the future of Anthony Gordon remains a tricky one, with Everton having already rebuffed a reported £45m bid from Chelsea two days ago according to BBC Sport.

Gordin has already featured prominently this season under Frank Lampard given the absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the summer sale of Richarlison to Tottenham, with the 21-year-old Liverpool native being deployed as a number 9 and featuring in all 180-minutes of available action this season despite coming through the youth ranks on the blue half of Merseyside as a wide player.

With Everton unable to make a move for Januzaj unless Gordon does in fact depart the club, West Ham could still steal a march on the Toffees in acquiring the Belgian’s services, after the Hammers have endured their own tough start to the new Premier League campaign and could add Januzaj to an already talented crop of wide talent comprised of Jarrod Bowen, Saïd Benrahma, and summer signing Maxwel Cornet.

Given that West Ham has embarked on their Europa Conference League campaign tonight against Danish Superligaen outfit Viborg FF, the offer of European football could grow in appeal to Januzaj if Everton do not move quickly this summer.


Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.



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