Manchester United defender attracting Eredivisie interest

Europa League finalists Ajax are reportedly keen on signing defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson following the sale of Jairo Riedewald to Crystal Palace, The Mail claims. The England youth international is currently on the fringes of the first-team squad at United, and he is more or less expected to leave Old Trafford this summer.

Borthwick-Jackson made his Red Devils debut under Louis van Gaal during the 2015-16 season where he showed promise with his patience and precise passing. However, he failed to make a similar impression under Jose Mourinho, who opted to loan him out to Wolverhampton Wanderers last term.

His time at the Molineux, however, did not go as planned, as he was restricted to just seven appearances through the campaign. Leeds United have recently expressed an interest in offering Borthwick-Jackson with a fresh opportunity in the Championship, but they could now face potential competition from Eredivisie giants Ajax.

The Dutch outfit have developed an excellent project of grooming youngsters into top-class prospects, and Borthwick-Jackson is being seen as the ideal replacement for Riedewald, who left for Crystal Palace earlier in the month. The versatile left-back has previously been told by Jose Mourinho that he could have a huge future in Manchester, but the lure of playing European football with Ajax could be hard to turn down, given he is unlikely to earn much of a run at United.

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