By Derek Smithson
Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson underwent a medical with Leeds on Friday night and is now poised to sign, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post report that the 20-year-old is set to join on a season-long loan switch after completing his medical on Friday night, with the final touches to the deal now being fixed.
It is understood that his arrival is set to allow Tyler Denton leave on loan to join League Two club Port Vale.
The Whites have been in the market for a new left-back following the departure of Charlie Taylor to Burnley and are on the verge of securing a replacement from the Premier League.
Football Insider have already revealed that Leeds have agreed a deal with Manchester United which will see them pay the entirety of the defender’s £12,000-a-week wage.
Thomas Christiansen has been keen to bolster his squad this summer and Borthwick-Jackson could be the latest arrival, joining the likes of Ergjan Alioski, Samuel Saiz and Felix Wiedwald.
Borthwick-Jackson is a product of the United academy and has made 14 senior appearances for the Red Devils.
The English full-back enjoyed a first-team breakthrough under Louis Van Gaal and is a highly-rated talent at Old Trafford.
He spent last season on loan at Wolves and is now set for another spell in the Championship.
Borthwick-Jackson is recognised for his good pace and quite often likes to support the attack on the left flank.
Football Insider verdict:
Borthwick-Jackson will be a brilliant signing for Thomas Christiansen and is exactly the type of player needed at Elland Road. Leeds need a left-footed player to slot into their defence, with versatile ace Gaetano Berardi the only player that can cover left-back in the existing squad. However, Borthwick-Jackson can go straight into the starting line-up and will be a big success. The left-back has shown he is good enough for the United first team and needs to try recapture the form of 2015. At just 20 years of age he is only going to improve and that will happen if he gets a full season of Championship football under his belt. Borthwick-Jackson matches the profile of a modern day full-back and has the athleticism to bombard down the Leeds wing.
In other Leeds transfer news, they are eyeing a move for a defender with Premier League experience.