Wolves want young Man Utd defender on loan – report

Date published: Monday 22nd August 2016 9:31

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: Wanted by Wolves

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: Wanted by Wolves

Young Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is wanted on loan by Championship high-flyers Wolves.

Wolves director Andrea Butti is a friend of Jose Mourinho after the pair worked together at Inter Milan, and according to the Daily Mail Butti was at Old Trafford on Friday night to open talks.

Mourinho rates the 19-year-old highly, however the Portuguese boss wants wants the young player to get more game time and is keen on allowing the player to depart on loan for the season.

The Daily Mail goes on to state that both West Brom and Burnley have also asked about Bortwick-Jackson, who signed a new deal in May after winning the U21 Player of the Year at United.

Wolves are reportedly after a defender who can play both left-back and centre-back as Walter Zenga looks to add to his side ahead of a possible promotion side. They sit in third place in the Championship with eight points from their opening four games.

Speaking to MUTV in May, the Manchester-born defender admitted he was hungry to make progress and get more first team opportunities.

“It’s definitely made me hungry for more and that’s what you’ve got to do, push on. I’ve had the taste, playing 12 games, so I have to keep going. You can’t just rest on that, you want to aim to cement a place next season.

“I’ve learnt a lot from the senior players this season who have given pointers and tips during the game. The pace of the game is much quicker, so that has really helped. I think the squad has helped me settle in and improve my overall game.

“The history of the club shows that, if you play well, you’ll get your chance. If you’re good enough, you’re old enough; I don’t think any of the young players who have come into the squad have let the manager down.”

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