Cameron Borthwick-Jackson set to join Leeds United on loan next season – report

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson set to join Leeds United on loan next season – report

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will join Leeds United on a season long loan following an unsuccessful stint at Wolverhampton Wanderers last year, according to reports.

The 20-year-old was handed a regular place in Louis van Gaal‘s first team back in 2015 and impressed with his composed, disciplined style at full-back.

He was then sent to Wolves on loan but struggled for game time in a side slipping down the table under Paul Lambert, making just seven appearances in total.

And according to ESPN’s Peter O’Rourke, new Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen, keen on replacing Burnley bound Charlie Taylor, will bring Borthwick-Jackson to Elland Road for the 2017/18 campaign.

The idea behind Borthwick-Jackson’s loan spell last year was ostensibly good, only for Wolves to fall into a mire and, in turn, largely exclude those not hardened to the vicissitudes of a Championship relegation scrap.

With Leeds, however, the dynamic is entirely different: Christiansen has handpicked the Englishman as a replacement for Taylor. And with Leeds likely to be closer to the playoff places than relegation spots next year, the youngster will enter an environment geared towards improving on a strong season under Garry Monk last year, as opposed to fighting for their lives.

He is, without doubt, a special, naturally gifted player – somebody who could genuinely have a career at Old Trafford in the future.

 

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