Adnan Januzaj, his new Manchester United contract, and the end of the scaremongering 0

I told you it was all rubbish.

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ESPN is reporting that Manchester United have signed teenager Adnan Januzaj to a new five-year contract, ending any speculation that he would be snatched away by Barcelona at the end of the season.

A word on that ‘speculation’: this is a really good example of opportunistic journalism - in all likelihood, there was never any reason to suspect that other clubs were pursuing Januzaj, but because he was a trending topic, it was ‘good business’ to pretend otherwise.

…and let’s not forget, that interested parties would only have been able to start negotiating with the player once his contract was less than six months from expiring, so those ‘Barcelona are increasingly confident of signing him’-style reports were either indirect accusations that Barcelona were tapping-up the teenager, or they were plucked out of thin air.

You can decide which.

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