Leeds United will have more manoeuvrability in the January transfer market after cancelling the loan deal of Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claims on their website that by tearing up the 20-year-old left back’s deal the Whites will be boosted by removing him off the wage bill, allowing for more expenditure on new recruits.
Leeds confirmed via their official Twitter account, as well as their website, that the deal for Borthwick-Jackson, which was meant to be a season-long loan when signed in the summer, was cancelled on Tuesday, after having seen him make just six appearances across all competitions, just one of those coming in their Championship campaign.
???? | Leeds United can confirm Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s loan spell has been ended early and the left-back has returned to @ManUtd
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 16, 2018
It is reported that his exit means there will now be space for Thomas Christiansen to see new faces through the door at Elland Road, with three new signings already completed this month.
Football Insider verdict
After the first six months of the season it will come as no surprise that Borthwick-Jackson’s deal has come to an end early. He simply did not have the ability or talent to stake a claim for the first team and did little to show any signs of improvements in his fleeting appearances for Leeds. The Whites are looking to push for promotion this season and cannot afford any dead weights among the squad, so the possibility of new arrivals as a result of the defender’s return to Manchester United is a big boost. There is something of a gap in terms of natural left back options now, so maybe Christiansen will look to replace the 20-year-old with another option.
In other Leeds United transfer news, the club are engaged on a transfer mission to secure talent from top flight giants.