Southampton and Premier League rivals Brighton are both thought to be tracking Real Sociedad winger Adnan Januzaj, according to Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws, relayed by Sports Witness.

The report claims that both the Saints and the Seagulls are following the player closely ahead of the January window, with either side needing €25m (£22.4m) for Sociedad to part ways with the 25-year-old.

The Belgium international, formerly of Manchester United, can play on either flank and in an attacking midfield role.

Januzaj has been a regular for the La Liga side since leaving Old Trafford in 2017 for £7.65m, making 96 appearances in all competitions.

However, according to the latest reports, the wide man could be in line for a possible return to England.


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David Moyes compared Januzaj to a young Wayne Rooney back in 2014 when in charge of United.

The Belgian’s possible St Mary’s arrival would hand Ralph Hasenhuttl another creative wide option.

His average league match rating has improved since leaving England, and now a full international, he appears to be approaching the prime of his career.

A move for Januzaj could turn out to be a shrewd one, however, the reported £22.4m price tag may put the Saints off.

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