In Focus: Borthwick-Jackson a decent candidate to replace Taylor at Leeds

As reported by The Daily Mail, Leeds United are looking to step up their quest to replace Charlie Taylor with a move for Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

What’s the story?

After Taylor’s exit to Burnley this summer, Leeds need to shore up the left hand side of defence and it appears they’ve settled one man to do the job.

The Daily Mail reckon Leeds are hunting Manchester United’s young star Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, a player who has thus far failed to make the grade at Old Trafford.

The paper say Leeds are looking to bring him to Elland Road on a permanent basis after he spent last season on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He is currently valued at £2.55m by Transfermarkt.

Does he have potential?

Despite not convincing Jose Mourinho that he could compete for first-team places at Manchester United, Borthwick-Jackson does have some match experience with Red Devils, making 14 appearances in the 2015/16 season.

He was named the club’s U21 Player Of The Year in 2016, highlighting that he has lots of potential if he can find the right home to show of his skills.

A permanent move to Leeds and a fresh start could be just what he needs to bring his game to the next level and in the long-term could prove to be a shrewd acquisition.