Manchester United’s young defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has joined Leeds United on a season-long loan.
Having endured a frustrating loan spell with the Wolves last season, the player as well as Red Devils’ boss Jose Mourinho will be hoping that the 20-year-old receives ample game time at Elland Road in the upcoming campaign.
The left-back had garnered interest from several Championship clubs and Dutch giants Ajax as well, but he chose to make the switch to Leeds due to the guaranteed and regular first-team football on offer.
Leeds released a statement on their official website, which read: “Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from Manchester United. The highly rated, left footed defender joins the Whites on a season-long loan from the Premier League outfit.”
Borthwick-Jackson made his senior debut for Manchester United under former manager Louis van Gaal, and has since made 14 senior appearances for the Mancunian giants.
However, the young defender, who penned down a new long-term contract in May 2016 that will keep him at the Old Trafford outfit until at least 2020, is yet to play a competitive game under the Dutchman’s successor, Jose Mourinho.
Written by Kunal Kambli
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