Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson look set to be joining championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season long loan according to Gianluca Di Marzio who is ( in my opinion ) one of the most reliable journalists our there.
Wolves director of football Andrea Butti was said to have attended United’s recent home fixture against Southampton on Friday night in order to secure a deal for the full-back.
It is now expected that the youngster will travel to the Midlands next week to secure the loan move and could even make his Wolves debut against Cambridge United on Tuesday night in the League Cup.
The 19-year-old was not included in Jose Mourinho’s squad for the new campaign and it is thought that the Portuguese wants the youngster to go out and loan to gain more first team experience.
Mourinho already has plenty of defensive options at full-back, and a move a loan move for both parties probably is the best option at this moment in time.
Whilst the Portuguese hasn’t included the youngster in his plans for the current season, he still sees a long term future for Borthwick-Jackson at the club.
Having made his debut under former Red’s head coach Louis Van Gaal last season, Borthwick-Jackson went on to have a successful breakthrough season under the Dutchman.
His impressive form seen the youngster make a total of fourteen appearances in all competitions for the first team and he was even named the club’s Under-21 player of the season.
His attacking and defensive abilities for a player so young is outstanding. When called upon into the first team he looked as though he had played there for years, there was neither panic nor hesitancy about his play; he already looked like an established Manchester United full-back.
However a loan move away from Old Trafford could be just what Borthwick-Jackson needs right now. Despite impressing last season, this time round under Mourinho it could have been a complete different story for him. A place on the substitutes bench would have been hard to come by, let alone starting games.
In moving to Molineux he will be able to play games on a regular basis and play in a very competitive league in the Championship. The experience of doing that could benefit the youngster heavily in the long run and it is almost certainly much better than playing for the united Under-21’s every week.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson may not be in Mourinho’plans for this season but rest assured the youngster will be back and it may be sooner than most people think.