By Harvey Byrne
Thomas Christiansen has spoken highly of reported Leeds target Cameron Borthwick-Jackson in his Friday press conference after being asked about the Manchester United left-back.
On Thursday the Daily Mail claimed on their live transfer blog (12.06pm) that the 20-year-old was on his way to Elland Road before Football Insider revealed that the club have agreed a deal which will see them pay the entirety of his £12,000-a-week wage.
Now, with the season opener coming up on Sunday in a clash against Bolton manager Christiansen has told in his press conference on Friday that he believes the Manchester United man to be a very good player, specifically paying attention to his homegrown status.
The Danish national’s press conference was covered by BBC reporter Adam Pope via his personal Twitter account.
TC on Man Utd's Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: "I've seen him a few times. He's a very good player & home grown which is very important." #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) August 4, 2017
Leeds have brought in as many as 10 new players this summer, including permanent deals for both Hadi Sacko and Pontus Jansson after successful loans last season.
However, only centre-back Matthew Pennington counts as home grown of the new signings and that could pose a problem if they get promoted to the Premier League given the top-flight’s 25-man squad player ruling.
But, Leeds will be more occupied with those rules once they eventually win promotion and for now they will be trying to bring their wait for Premier League football to an end as soon as possible after suffering relegation as far back as 2004.
In other Leeds transfer news, a reliable journalist has given an update on a centre-back wanted by the Whites.