Report: Championship rivals move for Leeds flop with deal to be torn up imminently
Leeds United are set to see the loan deal of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson torn up by Manchester United as Championship rivals Fulham and Reading enquire about his services, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim on their website that the Premier League giants want the young defender to be handed more game time than he has received at Elland Road this season, having been dubbed a flop by the Leeds faithful.
The 20-year-old has only managed to make six appearances for the Whites this season, one of those coming in the league, having signed on a season-long loan deal over the summer.
However the Red Devils are said to want to take him back to Old Trafford before sending him elsewhere on another temporary spell, and with the signing of fellow left back Laurens De Bock confirmed by Leeds, the cancellation is expected to happen imminently, with Reading and Fulham already said to have been in touch over a future loan deal.
Football Insider verdict
The youngster never got going at Leeds, despite his potential, and it would be a real kick in the teeth for the Whites to see him succeed elsewhere. Obviously Manchester United want to see him handed game time at a decent level, but Thomas Christiansen may be in trouble if he does let the 20-year-old depart, with a lack of left back options at Elland Road. De Bock’s arrival will help, but injury or suspension leaves them lacking once again, and with Luke Ayling out for the season, options are diminishing. If Christiansen has a say, he should keep him until a replacement is sourced. Of course, United might have something to say about that.
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