It sounds like Manchester United have a decision to make come the summer regarding the immediate future of young full-back Brandon Williams.
Williams, 20, is a product of United’s academy and had his proper breakthrough last term – making 17 appearances in the Premier League, as per WhoScored.
He closely challenged Luke Shaw at left-back whenever Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rotated his side. Until this season.
United dipped into the transfer market last summer for a left-back only to end up with Alex Telles from FC Porto. The Brazilian increased competition for Shaw, and we can only presume that this helped him kick on to become the best left-back in England.
Being 20-years-old, it’s important for Williams to be getting first team football. I think he showed enough last season to warrant a move to another Premier League club – or in any of Europe’s top leagues for that matter.
According to The Sun, three top-flight clubs all hope of securing Williams on loan this summer. The teams credited with having an interested include West Ham, Southampton and newly promoted Norwich City.
The last United player to join another Premier League club on loan was Jesse Lingard — at West Ham — and that has been a massive success. Why wouldn’t David Moyes use his contacts at Old Trafford in a bid to keep the Hammers in the top half of the season next year?
Southampton also have a fantastic record developing young players.