Brandon Williams: Manchester United left-back approaches Norwich City loan | Football news
Brandon Williams completed a medical before joining Norwich City on a one-season loan.
The 20-year-old’s move to Carrow Road for the 2021/22 campaign is expected to be completed on Monday.
Williams is set to become Norwich’s 10th arrival during the summer transfer window, with Billy Gilmour (on loan from Chelsea), Christos Tzolis (PAOK), Angus Gunn (Southampton), Ben Gibson (Burnley), Josh Sargent and Milot Rashica (both Werder Bremen) having joined the club.
Dimitris Giannoulis and Max Aarons are Norwich’s current starting full-backs, but Williams has been signed on to challenge the Greece international for a starting place at left-back.
Williams has also been a long-term target for Southampton and Newcastle, but United have been reluctant to loan him in previous windows.
Williams, a Manchester United academy product, saw his minutes on the pitch restricted by the form of Luke Shaw at left-back, while Alex Telles is also competing for a place in the Premier XI. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He was an unused replacement for United’s 5-1 Premier League win over Leeds and Solskjaer failed to name the defender in his squad of the day for Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Southampton.
Williams made his first-team debut two seasons ago and has recorded 50 appearances in all competitions since making his Carabao Cup debut against Rochdale in 2019. He signed a four-year contract extension with United last summer. with the option of an additional year. .
Norwich has resumed his life in the Premier League conceding eight goals in his first two defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City.
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