Young talents can’t be pegged down to a club in particular, especially when they are unable to get consistent game time. In such cases, loaning them to clubs where they can contribute further and develop their overall style of play is the wise option.
Now, one Manchester United starlet has been assigned to do the same yet again.
Revealing the news on their official website, the Red Devils have confirmed the loan move of James Wilson to Sheffield United until the end of the 2017/18 season.
The 22-year-old, who has made a full recovery from an ankle injury he picked up during his last loan spell at Derby County in October 2016, is currently the top goalscorer of United’s U-23 side.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder, speaking to the club’s official site, had this to say about the youngster: “James has a fantastic pedigree having come through the ranks at Manchester United and importantly has some good Championship experience.
“He says he is raring to go and is the fittest he has ever been, so couple that with his undoubted ability and desire to impress, than I’m sure he will improve the group.”
This will be Wilson’s third loan spell in the Championship, the previous encounters being a decent run with Brighton and Hove Albion in 2015/16 as well as the earlier mentioned stint with Derby that ended in an injury.
The English starlet will be eager to aid the Blades, who are currently in the seventh position in the Championship, and perhaps this signing will help them secure a playoff spot to have a potential tryst in the top flight of English football next season.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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