Leeds United’s interest in Manchester United youngster Brandon Williams is termed as ‘wide of the mark’
The Independent revealed that the Yorkshire-based club are looking to sign Williams as they look to come straight back into the Premier League following the relegation at the end of last season.
Current Leeds manager Daniel Farke has worked with Williams before when he was the Norwich City boss. United sent the player on loan at the time.
But, the German is nowhere close to signing the 22-year-old. In fact, no incoming business is expected from Leeds in the coming days.
Williams started his career as a United youth player back in 2017. He made his senior debut for the club during the 2019/20 season before spending the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Norwich as mentioned above.
Game time really dried up for the England youth international last season when he only played five minutes for the first team. He is a talented fullback who can operate on either side and do a good job.
But, at the moment, the Red Devils are well stocked in both the fullback positions. Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are competing for the right-back slot while Luke Shaw gets competition from Tyrell Malacia at left-back.
Keeping all these things in mind, it might not be a bad idea for United to look for a buyer for Williams this summer. If not on a permanent deal, at least send him on loan for the coming season with the hope that he plays there regularly and earns valuable experience ahead of the next summer.
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The 22-year-old’s contract at Old Trafford next summer with an option to extend that by a year (Transfermarkt). Not sure the latter would be triggered by the club.