Barcelona are ready to snap up Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj - if he rejects a new contract.
The Daily Mail reports that the Belgian wonderkid is feeling "happy" at Old Trafford, but sometimes "has felt unappreciated".
This statement has bolstered Barcelona's hopes of signing the Belgian. The Spanish giants have been tracking Januzaj since 2011, when he was playing for Anderlecht.
After Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in May, contract talks have stalled and have resumed only recently.
Agent Dirk de Vriese warned last week: ‘I’m not going to say which teams are interested in him, but I can tell you that there is interest from several European clubs.’
Januzaj has been promoted to the first team this season under David Moyes and United are hoping that this plus a new, highly paid, long-term contract will be enough to convince him to stay at Old Trafford.
Yet it could Januzaj's father who might have the last word.
Anderlecht’s head of development Jean Kindermans, the man widely credited with discovering the star, warned last night that Januzaj Snr is likely to have the final say on whether his son stays at United.
The Belgian's reputation has sky-rocketed since his brace against a poor Sunderland side and now he is all over the media.
He has showed what he is capable of, but now he will have to prove he is consistent enough to do similar week-in-week-out.
Barca have a chance of getting their man, but it all depends on his desire to either sign or reject a new deal from Manchester United.
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