Wolves clinch signing of player who impressed under Van Gaal - report
By Alex Stevens
Wolves have clinched the signing of Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, according to a report.
Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his website that Borthwick-Jackson will leave the Premier League giants to join the Championship club on a season-long loan.
It is said that Wolves director Andrea Butti attended United’s 2-0 Premier League win over Southampton on Friday night and his excellent relationship with Joe Mourinho facilitated the transfer.
This comes after the 19-year-old left-back was told that he is not in new manager Mourinho’s plans for the 2016-17 season.
Borthwick-Jackson has four years remaining on his Old Trafford contract after making a strong impression under Louis van Gaal last season.
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The England Under-19 international was one of many United academy graduates given an opportunity by the Dutchman and looked comfortable at the highest level.
He made 14 first-team appearances, 10 of which were in the Premier League, under Van Gaal and had established himself in the team before injury disrupted his progress in the final months of the campaign.
At Wolves, Borthwick-Jackson will come under the wing of new manager Walter Zenga, who was appointed following the club’s recent takeover.
In other Wolves transfer news, the Midlands club have been installed as favourites to sign a senior Liverpool player.