Done deal: Leeds add another new signing as PL player joins
By Harry Sykes
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has completed his loan move to Leeds and becomes their eleventh signing of the summer.
The 20-year-old completed his medical on Friday and signed on a season-long loan on Monday with the hope of seeing regular game-time for the Whites.
The news was announced on the official Leeds Twitter account.
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It was reported exclusive by Football Insider sources on Thursday that the deal contains a clause that will include penalties to Manchester United if Cameron Borthwick-Jackson does not play regularly.
Football Insider sources also told us that Leeds will pay the entirety of Borthwick-Jackson’s £12,000-a-week wages for the upcoming campaign.
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If Borthwick-Jackson is set to be Leeds’ first-choice left-back, it could mean regular Gaetano Berardi dropping to the bench.
Beradi, although a natural right-back, played at left-back for the majority of his 26 Championship appearances for Leeds last season.
Beradi was set to take on the position after Charlie Taylor left Leeds to join Burnley on a free transfer this summer.
The Switzerland international got a chance to stake his claim against Bolton in the Championship opener on Sunday, but went off injured after 38 minutes, opening the door for the new signing.
But fans will not be convinced that Borthwick-Jackson should automatically take Beradi’s place after an unconvincing loan move to Wolves last season.
The defender’s move was cut short after six months after Borthwick-Jackson was effectively frozen out at Wolves, making just seven Championship appearances and being criticised by manager Paul Lambert over his fitness and commitment.
In other Leeds news, this defender is expected to leave the club next week.