Newcastle After Yet Another Manchester United Defender

The Daily Mail are reporting today that Newcastle are to make a move for Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has played for the England U-19 side and also for the Manchester United first team.

With Jose Mourinho having become the manager at the Red Devils, there seems an opportunity to pick up some of the top Manchester United youngsters this summer – who may be surplus to requirements under Mourinho.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Manchester United’s Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Only last Sunday we were linked with a move for 21 year-old Red Devils center-back Paddy McNair, so it does look like Newcastle are looking at some youngsters they could sign from the former Premier League Champions.

If this report is accurate in the Mail it shows Rafa thinks it’s important we sign some good young players this season.

All levels of the club at Newcastle need to be strengthened after the last couple of seasons when all teams have been struggling and even developed a losing mentality.

The news in the Mail is that Rafa Benitez is hoping the youngster will move on a season long loan deal, but we doubt that Rafa would want to do that and he has shown this summer he prefers  to sign players outright.

The lad would not be able to immediately command a regular place in Newcastle’s back four and why would Rafa want to make a Manchester United player better for the Red Devils over the coming season and then send him back to Manchester?

Rafa has already signed center-back Grant Hanley from Blackburn with Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark the next likely defender through the door this week so the lad would struggle for first team games.

So if we are indeed after this youngster, it will probably be on a permanent transfer.

But the 19 year-old is a top prospect – no doubt about that – and he has already played 14 times for the Manchester United first team.

Borthwick-Jackson was born in Manchester and joined the club when he was just 6 years old back in 2003 and he has come through the ranks at his local club.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 2, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Is it Peter Beardsley or the quality if the players that has kept the U21s at the bottom of the 2nd Division?

    If it us the latter, what is the rest of the Academy doing?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 2, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #2

    If he’s as good as what the papers are saying here’s our LB for a season and our fourth choice CB sorted out.

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #3

    If we sign diame, clarke (who I am sceptical about tbh) and this lad, i think if we add a LW, we are probably ready to go. The squad is covered in all areas, the players are at least adiquate to make a strong start and we can then complete the jigsaw in january, where we should be able to attract better quality (providing we are looking good for promotion)

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #4

    If we could get this kid in and he’s capable that’s the bench sorted out for defence with Gámez and Dummet who can cover all positions between them. If he doesn’t perform then he has Dummet or Gámez breathing down his neck.


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