Newcastle United keen on signing €20m-rated Man United defender

Newcastle United have agreed the ‘framework of a deal, in principle’ for Brandon Williams, with the Magpies in line to sign the Man United defender on loan. U21 England international has been told he’s allowed to leave Man United on loan this month, with Newcastle United positioning themselves at the top of the list for his services.

Brandon’s just two starts this campaign have come in the Carabao Cup, Red Devils academy graduate’s other three first-team games have come off the bench, to a grand total of 66 minutes.

Williams started 26 of his 36 games for Man United last campaign but has seen minimal action due to stars Luke Shaw and Alex Telles battling for the starting left-back role.

The ‘broad agreement’ is in place for Steve Bruce to bolster by way of his former club, as it’s added that Newcastle United are also eyeing last campaign’s loanee, Jetro Willems.

It appears as though Magpies are keen on strengthening at left-back following the slow start to life for Jamal Lewis after a reported £15m move from relegated Norwich in the summer.

With Lewis’ displays seemingly unconvincing, Matt Ritchie has been deployed on the left as of late, with Newcastle utilizing wing-backs in their system, this could be an interesting chance for Brandon. The ‘host’ of other clubs are eyeing the English defender, one of the sides being the high-flying Southampton.

A loan during the second half of the season for Brandon looks like the best option for all parties, the Red Devils don’t want to stunt the aggressive and hardworking ace’s development this term.