Report: Newcastle plans a loan switch in January for English defender – originally published on Sportslens.com
Chronicle Live says Newcastle United is interested in acquiring Manchester United defender Brandon Williams, on loan to St. James & # 39; Park in January through the end of the season.
The 20-year-old is currently fighting for opportunities to play at Old Trafford despite having played 36 games in all competitions last season. A temporary exit when the winter transfer window opens next month seems on the horizon.
Williams was behind Alex Telles and Luke Shaw in the pecking order of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the left, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the undisputed first choice on the right.
While outside of the first-team plans at Man Utd, Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is looking to bolster his defense and has the England youth international on his radar.
The Magpies watched Brandon in the two League Cup games from 2020-21 while playing only six minutes of Premier League football and 31 minutes of Champions League football.
Newcastle isn't the only one interested in the Red Devils Academy graduate. Southampton is also keeping an eye on its situation as manager Ralph Hasenhuttl wants tough competition for full-backs Kyle Walker-Peters and Ryan Bertrand.
The Saints wanted to borrow it that summer, but Solskjaer blocked the move and insisted that the English defender be in his plans.
The youngster will not be short of suitors in January due to his enormous potential and quality, but he will happily move to where he is guaranteed the most chances to play and that could be with SJP.
Newcastle's first choice left-back Jamal Lewis could use good coverage and competition, and having Williams on the squad will come in handy.
He can play as a left-back, right-back and full-back and that versatility could do a lot of good for Bruce in the second half of 2020-21.