Newcastle ‘make tentative deal’ to loan Manchester United star Brandon Williams
Newcastle have “reached an agreement in principle” to sign Manchester United star Brandon Williams on loan until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old burst onto the scene last year for the Red Devils but failed to secure a regular spot in the first team and now looks set to gain more experience away from Old Trafford .
According to the Shields Gazette, Newcastle have reached an “in principle” deal to sign England’s Under-21 loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.
The Magpies are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, having suffered a number of injuries to key players so far. Steve Bruce spent £ 15million on full-back Jamal Lewis this summer, but he failed to make a home at the club and lost his place to versatile Matt Ritchie.
Williams’ arrival could be the perfect deal for both clubs, giving the defender much needed experience at the highest level while providing real competition at left-back for Lewis and Ritchie.
The United starlet impressed in her first appearances but then encountered poor form and dropped out of the starting lineup. He fell even further down the pecking order this summer when left-back Alex Telles arrived at Old Trafford, which limited him to playing just six minutes of Premier League football this season.
He is still considered a prestigious talent but, with the Red Devils in a real battle for the title, there is little opportunity or time for a youngster to find his feet at one of football’s most demanding clubs. global. Williams has caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs, however, and Newcastle will have to fight to get that deal.
Southampton have also expressed interest in the left-back and the prospect of joining the top-flight Saints must be tempting for a developing star.
If the Magpies miss a decision for Williams, they could strike a deal to sign defender Jetro Williams, who is back in shape after injury and ready to leave German side Eintracht Frankfurt.