Announcement today: North-west club agree to sign Man United defender for 19/20 - Exclusive
Oldham Athletic have agreed a deal to sign Man United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and the deal is set to be completed today, Football Insider can reveal.
The left-back, 22, has been training with the League Two club in recent weeks after being frozen out at Old Trafford.
A United source has told Football Insider that the club have accepted Oldham’s offer to loan Borthwick-Jackson for the rest of the season.
The paperwork on the deal is being finalised and it is expected there will be an announcement later today.
United have given the green light for the England Under-20 cap to leave as he is well down the pecking order and does not feature in Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
Borthwick-Jackson spent the first half of this season on loan at Tranmere Rovers, where he made just five appearances, before being recalled by United earlier this month.
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He has also had loan spells at Wolves, Leeds United and Scunthorpe but has lost his way since bursting onto the scene at United as a 17-year-old when Louis van Gaal was manager.
The defender has not featured for United for over two years and is out of contract at the end of the season.
The Premier League giants have an option to extend his deal but that is looking unlikely.
He made 14 appearances under former Van Gaal and was named United’s young player of the year in 2015.
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