Adnan Januzaj is one of the names that will mark the sports project for the coming year. The footballer, concentrated with Belgium during this section of the season reserved for the national teams, belongs to the lineage of realists with the future in the air. Whether he decides to renew or not will depend on Anoeta activating operations on how to rebuild a badly damaged portion of the scheme for the coming months due to Mikel Oyarzabal’s serious injury. The definitive position that Januzaj adopts has its relevance, therefore, and everything that continues to delay it can represent a problem for the sports management.
Three months ago the Real offered to renew Januzaj. And Januzaj has exactly the same time left with his current contract, since he expires on June 30. The enigmatic character, which the player is even publicly imprinting on his future, only casts doubt on whether Real will be able to continue counting on the services of the Belgian international, the foreigner with the most official matches (160) of the current realistic squad.
Possible destinations are emerging for Januzaj, in case he decides to leave Real. One is Naples. Sources consulted by Mundo Deportivo assure that Januzaj is held in good esteem by the Partenopea technical secretariat. He likes the technical conditions that he treasures. But it is a plan B, a secondary profile, in no case a priority. The nuance is worthy of being taken into account to contextualize the interest of Naples in the footballer. It exists, but from there to him being the favorite to replace Lorenzo Insigne, there are between three and four preferences.
A difficult salary to accept
Napoli’s great goal is to find a wide player who jumps directly to the star rankings of their squad. Januzaj is in the shadow of the following extremes, objectives of the entity chaired by the extravagant Di Laurentiis: Michael Lang, from Borussia Mönchengladbag, Berardi and Hamed Traoré, from Sassuolo, and Luis Sinisterra, from Feyenoord, are on the Neapolitan agenda.
The Italians would prefer to sign one of these emerging elements because the salary that Januzaj and his entourage would ask for is more difficult to assume. The economy of Naples is not to throw the house out the window, even though the reinforcement of the txuri urdin, as such, could be executed at zero cost because it would occur as a free agent.
In Naples, in addition, they share with the Real the suspicion that Januzaj is ‘sounding’ meat by their professional advisers. Mino Raiola will try by all means that the realistic ’11’ can sign for a powerful club in the Italian Serie A. In fact, he has also been linked to AC Milan in recent hours.
Declaration of love and silence
Januzaj was shown at the end of 2021 in favor of renewing for Real and last week he declared that he cannot talk about his personal future. From the declaration of love, to silence. From the change of course, it is possible to guess that the protagonist, at just 27 years old, is assaulted by doubts.
The effort made by Real was to offer Januzaj an improvement in his conditions, but in Anoeta the feeling is that the former Manchester United player wants more; climb to the highest value salary segment in the entire workforce, along with the Oyarzabals, Isak, Silva… The agreement seemed close at the beginning of this 2022, until Mino Raiola, with whom Januzaj has been working “for two years” according to his own confessions, he stopped operations.
The reluctance of Naples to go bare-chested for the footballer may cool down the options that the south of Italy is the destination of Adnan Januzaj. It is convenient for Real to know the outcome as soon as possible, on the eve of a summer market that looks restless