Manchester United's typically busy end to the summer transfer window continues, with Borussia Dortmund announcing that they have now completed a move to take Adnan Januzaj on loan for the rest of the 2015/16 season.
With Louis van Gaal chasing a deal for AS Monaco forward Anthony Martial, reports from Sky Sports earlier on 31 August revealed that negotiations regarding Januzaj had reached an advanced stage. Tottenham, Everton, Valencia and Marseille were all said to hold a similar interest in the player, with Sunderland among the throng of other clubs to have been linked with his services this month alone.
Dortmund have now won that race, however, following up a tweet from the Belgian international featuring a picture of him holding his new number nine shirt with an official statement confirming that he has joined until 30 June 2016.
"Adnan is a highly gifted and technically gifted player who completes our attacking department," sporting director Michael Zorc said of Dortmund's fifth and final arrival of the summer.
Januzaj, who started for United in their first three Premier League games of the season as well as the second leg of their Champions League play-off victory over Club Brugge before injury ruled him out of the recent defeat to Swansea, added: "Borussia Dortmund are a great club, the fans here are supposed to be really incredible. I want to achieve great things with the team."
United have also confirmed the deal, with a tweet of their own wishing Januzaj the best of luck as he attempts to break into a formidable Dortmund side that currently top the Bundesliga having chalked up three consecutive wins under new boss Thomas Tuchel. They have scored 11 goals during that impressive run, conceding just once. Provided he recovers sufficiently from a calf problem, the 20-year-old could make his debut on 12 September as BVB travel to Hannover 96.