Leeds United considering bid for Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: report

by Leo Nieboer

Leeds United are sizing up a bid for Manchester United full-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson this summer, according to reports.

The youngster broke into the senior side back in November 2015 and went on to impress with a series of disciplined, athletic displays at full-back.

He was sent out to Wolverhampton Wanders on loan last season but, much to Mourinho’s discontent, didn’t receive the opportunities from Paul Lambert to help further his progression.

And according to the Mail Online‘s Simon Jones, Leeds will seek to secure the 20-year-old’s services after seeing left-back Charlie Taylor leave for Burnley earlier this month.

There was something about the way Borthwick-Jackson seamlessly eased into life under a bedraggled Louis van Gaal system that, even to this day, leaves me with a soft spot for him.

The 20-year-old can be best described as fluid in his play: lanky, almost awkward in the way he comes across, but ice cool with everything he does. And beneath the boyish surface lies a warrior: supporters ought to remember how he replaced Matteo Darmian at Anfield in the first half and didn’t give the home side an inch all afternoon.

A tumultuous loan spell at Wolves would have hampered his confidence, but Mourinho ought to see what he can offer over pre-season before thinking about offloading him elsewhere, especially with Darmian’s future still uncertain and both Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo unable to return in time for the clash with West Ham United in August.

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