Leeds United in pursuit of Manchester United youngster

Leeds United are interested in bringing Man United’s Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to Elland Road after they sold Charlie Taylor to Burnley last week.

Taylor rejected to stay at Leeds and penned a four-year deal with the Clarets, so the Yorkshire club is now looking for a replacement and Thomas Christiansen is keen to bring the 20-year-old on loan if the permanent deal can’t be reached.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson spent the first half of the last season on loan at Wolves but appeared in only seven matches before returned to Old Trafford. The youngster can be a great signing for Leeds and would become the starting left back there, which would be excellent for the lad’s experience so he can return to the Premier League next season as a more mature player.

The reliable Radio Yorkshire correspondent Rawson stated on his Twitter account that “Leeds have been in contact with Man Utd wanting to take Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on loan for the season.” Leeds are hoping of striking a deal after Jose Mourinho omitted Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from the 27-man pre-season squad that left for the United States a couple of days ago. This decision could suggest that Mou is interested in listening to the offers for the youngster who recorded 14 appearances for the Red Devils.

Borthwick-Jackson broke into the team under Louis van Gaal’s reign in the 2015-16 season and played in ten Premier League games, recording an assist in the process. However, the player is clearly not in Mourinho’s plans for the upcoming campaign, and it probably would be the best for the defender to move away from Old Trafford in order to get playing time rather than stay and play for the U-23 squad.

At the moment, he is the fourth left back in the pecking order, behind Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, and Marcos Rojo so the loan move could be the right decision for the Manchester-born defender.




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