Sociedad confirm Januzaj interest

Adnan Januzaj

Jokin Aperribay says that Real Sociedad is tracking Adnan Januzaj but acknowledges that talks are dependent on Manchester United permitting their approach.

Januzaj has become an increasingly marginalised figure at Old Trafford, starting in only 23 matches and being loaned out twice since the match-winning brace he scored on his full Premier League debut in 2013.

Despite fruitless loan spells at Sunderland and Borussia Dortmund, the latter punctuated by a public rebuke from Thomas Tuchel about the 22-year old's poor attitude, Januzaj has still managed to find an admirer in the form of Sociedad's Aperribay.

"It's true that we are interested but we are not in talks with Manchester or with him," the La Liga club's president told Mundo Deportivo.

"We are waiting for the decision of Manchester United and then we will act. There are more teams interested in him and his signing won't be easy," he added.

Whether or not Januzaj will be allowed to leave Manchester remains to be seen, with Jose Mourinho's last comments on whether the player has a future at the club being somewhat open to interpretation.

"I have decided but I am not telling you,' the United boss told reporters ahead of a Premier League fixture in April.

However, with only 12 months left on his contract, it appears likely that the club will want to cash in on a player whom they signed for a mere  €0.3m as a 15-year old from Anderlecht.