Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Januzaj happy at United; Lyon to decide futures of Gomis, Gourcuff in January

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has revealed he would be happy to spend his entire career at Old Trafford.

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has revealed he would be happy to spend his entire career at Old Trafford.

The 2013 Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year, 18, made his first-team debut for United against Wigan Athletic in the FA Community Shield on 11 August 2013.

The highly-rated Belgian-born attacker, who signed a new five-year deal with the Red Devils earlier this season, is eager for success and trophies in the coming years.

“You always have to keep going and work hard if you want to be even better. My parents always told me to keep my feet on the ground, keep working and, if you can, try to be the best player in the world,” Januzaj told MUTV.

“In football it’s not [about] age. If you’re good enough to play, you have to play.

“I think the boss gave me the chance because he’s known for giving a chance to young players. He’s a top manager and knows exactly what he is doing with the players and everything else.

“My first opinion was to sign for Manchester United – that was my first choice. Now I’ve signed for them and I’m happy here. If I could play all my life at Manchester United, I would do it for the club.

“Winning trophies is the only thing I want and to try to be the best player.”

Januzaj — 13/5 to score at anytime versus Aston Villa on Sunday — has totaled two goals and one assist in 13 appearances, including seven starts, in all competitions for the Reds in 2013/14.

United, currently in 9th-place in the English Premier League table, will make the trip to Birmingham to face Aston Villa on Matchday 16.

Lyon to decide futures of Gomis, Gourcuff in January

Olympique Lyonnais chairman Jean-Michel Aulas would like to resolve the uncertainty surrounding Bafetimbi Gomis and Yoann Gourcuff in January, Sky Sports understands.

Gomis, whose current contract at the Stade de Gerland expires at the end of the season, was linked with a host of Premier League clubs, including the likes of Swansea City and West Ham United, in the summer.

The France international, 28, has scored nine goals in 16 competitive appearances for Les Gones this season, and the club do not want him to leave on a free transfer in July.

“It is up to him to make a decision, but I would like it to be sorted out with a contract extension or a departure in January,” Aulas told L’Equipe.

“A departure as free agent in June would be a failure.”

Meanwhile, Gourcuff has already rejected a new deal and is reportedly unsettled due to a lack of match action.

The former AC Milan midfielder has started just six league matches for Lyon this term, tallying two goals and three assists.


Shawn Etemadi



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