20-year-old Manchester United loanee could leave club permanently in the summer

Manchester United loanee Will Fish could be set for a permanent departure if he continues to impress during his loan spell, according to Edinburgh News.

The 20-year-old is spending the season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Hibernian and has impressed with his performances in recent weeks.

Fish has scored two goals in 11 matches for Hibs, whilst keeping five crucial clean sheets in that time.

His contract with the Red Devils runs until 2025 and the club have included the option to trigger an additional year, however, if there is no place for him in the first-team under Erik ten Hag next season, the youngster will likely push for an exit route.

There is no buy clause included in his loan agreement with the Scottish side, so both clubs would need to negotiate a potential transfer.

Hibs manager Lee Jonhson heaped praise on Fish, saying: “[A] very, very good player… if you wanted to build a centre-half, Will Fish is what you’d build.”

Should he stay or should he go?

Ten Hag has reportedly set his sights on a new centre-back this summer. Harry Maguire looks set to leave Old Trafford and the manager will want competition for Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.

Given he’s an academy prospect, the manager should be keeping tabs on Fish’s performances throughout his time in Scotland to determine whether or not he has a long-term place in the squad.

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