Manchester United Transfer Rumours: Red Devils Deny PSG Bid for Adnan Januzaj

Tim KeeneyContributor IJanuary 26, 2014

Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj waits to take a free kick during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Manchester United reportedly have turned down a bid from Paris Saint-Germain for 18-year-old burgeoning superstar Adnan Januzaj

With the January transfer window set to close in just a matter of days, the French club, according to The Guardian's Daniel Taylor, turned in a "significant offer" for the young Belgian, who just signed a five-year contract with United in October

Although the Red Devils unsurprisingly declined, PSG reportedly remains interested:

United rejected the offer and have made it clear they do not want to negotiate about a player David Moyes has said is talented enough to become one of the great modern-day players.

However, PSG have retained their interest at a time when United are not guaranteed the top-four finish that would ensure qualification for next season's Champions League.

Hopefully the Parisiens aren't holding their breath. 

Undoubtedly one of the most tantalizing young players in all of England, Januzaj, according to, has tallied three goals and two assists in 16 Premier League appearances. The left attacking midfielder has fired off 2.1 shots and delivered 1.1 key passes per match.  

Earlier this season, he put together one of the most dazzling debuts ever. In his first Premier League start, the teenager netted two wonderful second-half goals to help propel United to a 2-1 victory over Sunderland.

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05:  David Moyes of Manchester United talks with Adnan Januzaj after victory in the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on October 5, 2013 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo
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Following that match, manager David Moyes had extremely high praise, per The Guardian's Paul Wilson:

I gave Wayne Rooney his Premier League debut, and Ross Barkley, and Adnan is certainly up there with those players in terms of quality.

As far as debuts go, I would be surprised if even the great players in United's past have shown such promise on day one. It wasn't just the two goals, his whole game was outstanding. We know we've got a really special talent, but we'll keep his feet on the He's going to be a top, top player but I had him in the reserves last week. ground. He's a very humble boy, a pleasure to work with. I thought this was the right time to play him, because he's just been so good.

Januzaj's talent is undeniable, and with production at such a young age, it's hard not to imagine him becoming a worldwide star in the very near future.  

At the very least, he has one of the highest ceilings in England. And you don't go selling players like that, especially so soon after giving them a five-year contract.

Clubs will undoubtedly continue to show interest in Januzaj, but it's quite apparent the young starlet will be at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future.