Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has officially moved to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan, the club has confirmed.
— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) August 22, 2016
The 19-year old was long tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer to seek first team football as part of his career’s progression. He has shown his class when given opportunities under former manager Louis van Gaal.
However, new manager Jose Mourinho is building a team of world-class players in an attempt to reclaim the lost glory and he has already bought a number of stars in the club’s biggest spending spree which hampers Cameron’s opportunities to break into the first team.
The youngster signed a four-year contract in May that will keep him at Old Trafford till 2020 He had featured in 14 games in the senior squad last season and was also an improtant member in Manchester United’s title triumph in Premier League II. His impressive performances for both senior and reserve squads helped him being named as the Under-21 Player of the Year last season.
Earlier in the summer, the 19-year old has reportedly held discussions with Manchester United hierarchy with both sides agreeing a loan deal would be best for the player’s future.
This move to Wolves would ensure the youngster gets much needed first team football as he will step up his progress in his development. He had featured for Manchester United’s U-23 side earlier this season before completing the switch to Wolves.