Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is ready to quit Leeds United, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that Borthwick-Jackson, who is currently on a season-long loan at Elland Road from Manchester United, is open to leaving the club this month and is being eyed up by Leeds’ Championship rivals Reading over a potential January swoop.
It is understood that the centre-back, who can equally play at left-back, was wanted by English club Reading in the summer, but instead the 20-year-old opted to move to Yorkshire.
However things have not worked out well for the Man United loanee as he has made just five appearances for the Whites in all competitions – with just one of those coming in the Championship all the way back in August.
The report adds that Man United want Borthwick-Jackson to get more game time, but Reading are interested in a loan deal with the view to making it permanent in the summer.
Borthwick-Jackson is not the only defender who wants to leave Leeds as reserve player Paudie O’Connor has recently revealed that he wants to quit the club in order to find first-team football elsewhere.
Football Insider verdict
What was the point in signing Borthwick-Jackson? He struggled with relegation-threatened Wolves last season before he was sent back to Man United and has simply shown no signs of improvements. Leeds have no first-team left-back and the fact that the England Under-20 international has not even got a look in says a lot about his quality. Now Tyler Denton is back in Yorkshire after a loan at Port Vale, there is another left-back at the club, but Thomas Christiansen seems as though he’d rather play right-sided players like Gaetano Berardi of Vurnon Anita at left-back. Leeds should not stand in Borthwick-Jackson’s way if he wants to leave.
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