Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams is reportedly close to joining Newcastle United on a short-term loan deal.
Williams, 20, has spent his entire professional career with United after joining their youth academy in 2017.
After climbing his way through the Reds’ youth ranks, Williams went on to make his senior first-team competitive debut in September 2019.
Although still just 20-years-old, the English full-back has already featured in over 40 matches in all competitions for United’s first-team and has been directly involved in four goals along the way.
Despite Williams’ impressive recent breakthrough, the young defender has recently found himself fall further down in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.
A summer of recruitment which saw experienced full-back Alex Telles join from FC Porto to rival regular Luke Shaw has meant Williams has effectively become the Reds’ third-choice left-back.
Although capable of playing in a slightly more familiar role at right-back, nudging Aaron Wan-Bissaka out of the first-team has proven virtually impossible for any squad member.
In light of Williams’ restricted game-time, the 20-year-old looks set to go out on loan in an attempt to continue his impressive development.
According to a recent report from the Shields Gazette, Williams has emerged as a January loan target for Southampton and Newcastle United.
However, the Shields Gazette claim that it is Steve Bruce’s Magpies who are the ones leading the race to the United full-back.
It has been reported that Newcastle United have set out the ‘framework’ for William’s proposed loan move with talks expected to progress in due course.