Transfer loophole exploited as Premier League player makes temporary Wolves switch

By Harry Sykes

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson made an appearance for Manchester United on Wednesday night after being granted permission to temporarily switch from Wolves.

The left-back, 20, is on a season-long loan at the Championship club but his opportunities have been limited despite their struggles.

United took advantage of a transfer loophole in Borthwick-Jackson’s loan agreement to recall him from Molineux for a one-off appearance.

The England Under-20 international played the full 90 minutes of United’s reserves’ 2-0 Premier League International Cup defeat to Porto at Leigh Sports Village Stadium.

United’s official website reported that Borthwick-Jackson was granted permission to play for the Premier League giants even though he is on loan to Wolves.

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Under the terms of the agreement, the young defender will return to the second-tier club to continue training with them.

Borthwick-Jackson was loaned out by United to Wolves for the whole of the campaign but has struggled for game time under current manager Paul Lambert and his predecessor Walter Zenga.

The Premier League player, who racked up 10 appearances in the top flight last season as well as being given European action under Louis van Gaal, has spent most of the campaign in the wilderness.

At Wolves, Borthwick-Jackson has made just seven appearances and has only been in the matchday squad on one occasion since November despite being available for selection.

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