Newcastle ‘accept part of loan deal’ for Manchester United defender Brandon Williams, who has been called a cannibal by Gary Neville
Newcastle have reportedly accepted part of a deal to loan Manchester United defender Brandon Williams this month.
Williams’ club would be happy to let him go on loan in January, with the Magpies keen to bring in the 20-year-old full-back.
However, the Shield Gazette claim Newcastle aren’t the only club interested in signing Williams, with Southampton also in the mix.
Despite the signing of Jamal Lewis from Norwich this summer, Newcastle are looking to strengthen their options at left-back.
They have plenty of options at the right-back including Javi Manquillo, DeAndre Yedlin and Emil Krafth.
The same post added that loan moves appeared to be the preferred option, with Mike Ashley still looking to sell the club.
Gate money and revenue lost on match day due to coronavirus restrictions have also factored into the club’s thinking.
Williams had a decisive campaign at Old Trafford last season, but has fallen down the pecking order since Alex Telles took over from Porto. Williams has only played five times in all competitions this quarter.
Neville hilariously said last season, “I love Brandon Williams. What I particularly like about him is that he has that look in the eyes of someone who would eat their opponent’s nose to win the game.
“Go on kid! Oh, he can play soccer, which is always a bonus.
Newcastle are also reportedly interested in re-signing Jetro Willems from Eintracht Frankfurt now that he is back in training after injury.
The Dutchman is out of contract at Frankfurt at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, but has rejected talks of an extension with the German side.