Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to secure the services of highly rated Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
Borthwick-Jackson joined Manchester United’s Youth Academy at the age of 6 in July 2003, and has since progressed through the ranks at the club, representing their reserves, U18s, and U21s teams. He also went on to win the U21 Player of the Year award in 2016.
He made his senior debut for the Red Devils during the 2015-16 season as well, coming on for Marcos Rojo in a Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion. Since his debut, the youngster managed to become a promising ray of hope at the left-back position, lessening the blow of Luke Shaw’s absence due to long-term injury.
Cameron’s promising performances saw him get rewarded by the club, as he was offered a new contract which would keep him at the Theatre of Dreams until 2020, with the option to extend for a further year.
However, following the sacking of Louis van Gaal and the appointment of Jose Mourinho, along with the subsequent return of Luke Shaw from injury, Borthwick-Jackson has had to step back from being a regular first team player.
The Special One sees the Manchester-born lad as a promising prospect, but wants him to get regular first team experience elsewhere, as he would not get many chances due to the presence of Shaw and Rojo at United. The Portuguese tactician will therefore allow the 19-year-old to go out on loan.
At present, Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers look to be the leading contenders in the race for the Englishman’s signature.
As per the Daily Mail, Wolves’ technical director Andrea Butti, who has known Mourinho quite well ever since their time together at at Inter Milan, was present at Old Trafford on Friday to strike a prospective loan deal for Cameron.
Moreover, trusted Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio too, has stated that the promising starlet will join Wolves on a season-long loan.