Bayer Leverkusen targeting Brandon Williams of Manchester United
The arrival of Brazilian left-back, Alex Telles has reduced the game time of young left-back, Brandon Williams of Manchester United. The England full-back had his breakthrough season last year when he made his first-team debut under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 20-year-old has played as both right back and left, but with the arrival of Telles and Luke Shaw being fit, Williams has struggled to feature in the first eleven.
According to reports by Telegraph, German side Bayer Leverkusen are keen to sign the full-back on loan for this season. English side Southampton have also shown interest in a possible loan deal for the Manchester United graduate. Solskjaer has given fair game time to many young players last season including Williams and Mason Greenwood. The Manchester United manager promotes youth academy players as it has been a part of the tradition for the club.
However, the Manchester-born defender may benefit from a loan deal. The player has still age on his side and the loan deal will make a progress in his development. Saints manager, Ralph Hassenhuttl has clearly expressed his desire to get the young left-back. It will improve the squad strength and increase their chances of qualifying for Europe this season.
Bayer Leverkusen are 2nd in the Bundesliga table and are just 2 points off the table. The German side will be hoping to end Bayern Munich‘s domination this season and claim the title. However, winning the title is a long way and every team needs to have a good squad strength due to the huge fixture congestion this season.
Manchester United are open to hearing offers for their young fullback in the January transfer window and boss Solskjaer believes Williams needs game time to develop and reach his potential, which is unlikely to happen at his current club due to huge competition for the left-back spot.
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