Adnan Januzaj will leave Manchester United permanently in the summer transfer window, according to Turkish publication Takvim.
The report claims Januzaj, who has just over 12 months left on his current Red Devils contract, will join the Super Lig club at a slashed price. The Belgium international has spent the season on loan at Sunderland but is not expected to have a future under manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Januzaj’s agent will travel to Turkey and finalise the last stages of negotiations, and a loan deal could be agreed should a permanent transfer not materialise. The 22-year-old was brought into United’s first-team squad and immediately looked at home in the Premier League, scoring twice on his first start in a 2-1 win at Sunderland.
While this season has given Januzaj a decent amount of game time he has not shown enough of his ability, failing to score and registering just three assists in 22 Premier League matches for the Black Cats.
His development in Manchester stuttered when Louis van Gaal was manager and current boss Jose Mourinho has plenty of options in wide positions at his disposal. Marcus Rashford has been utilised out wide often this season, while Jesse Lingard has featured regularly and Anthony Martial is still seen as a player of immense potential.
Older squad members Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have both impressed this campaign, meaning Januzaj will have to look elsewhere for competitive football. Fenerbahce are currently third in the Super Lig, behind leaders Besiktas and Istanbul Basaksehir.