Borussia Dortmund has signed Adnan Januzaj from Manchester United to a season-long loan deal. Januzaj was presented by his new club on Monday.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder had been given a couple of chances with united this season, but it seems like manager Louis van Gaal changed his mind about the belgian international as he leaves Old Trafford for the Westfalenstadion.
Pleased to sign for Dortmund 😁 ! Looking forward to new season 👍⚽️ pic.twitter.com/dhEOhz45i5
— Adnan Januzaj (@adnanjanuzaj) August 31, 2015
“Borussia Dortmund is a big club and the fans are supposed to be unbelievable here,” Januzaj said to The Guardian. “I want to achieve big things with this team.”
Januzaj was given his big chance with the United first team when David Moyes took over after Sir Alex Ferguson retired. Januzaj played in 35 games during the 2013-2014 season under Moyes, scoring four goals. He then fell out of favor when van Gaal took over and his playtime dropped significantly last season as he featured in 21 games, most of them as a substitute, and failed to score a single goal.
Januzaj had a decent start to this season, scoring the lone goal in United’s win over Aston Villa on Matchday 2. The Guardian reports that media outlets in Germany are reporting that the loan deal has a clause for Dortmund to make the move permanent, but that hasn’t been confirmed by United at the time of this writing.
Januzaj has five caps for the Belgian national team and played for the Belgians in the 2014 World Cup in 2014. Januzaj refused several call-ups leading up to the tournament as he was still deciding if he wanted to represent Belgium or Albania.