Championship strugglers Reading are keen on a move for Manchester United left back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, according to the Daily Mail.

Borthwick-Jackson is currently at fellow Championship side Leeds United, whom he joined on a season long loan deal back in August.

Despite Leeds’ shortage of natural left backs, he has struggled to stake a claim for a first team spot in the Whites’ side and has started just one league game since joining the club. This came back in August, in a 0-0 draw vs Preston North End.

Borthwick-Jackson’s parent club Manchester United  are keen on the 20-year old to play regular first team football and are hoping to call short his loan spell at Elland Road.

Underfire Reading boss Jaap Stam is willing to offer him a regular first team spot at the club, and would like to sign Borthwick-Jackson on loan for the remainder of the season, with the option of making the transfer permanent.

The Royals are without first choice left back Jordan Obita for the rest of the season, after he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury back in October.

This has left Stam without a senior recognised left back at the club, with centre back Tyler Blackett and right back Chris Gunter often tasked with playing on the left side of the defence.

Borthwick-Jackson made his senior debut for Manchester United in November 2015. That season he went onto make ten appearances for his hometown club, but has not featured since.

Last season, he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season long loan deal. He played just six times for the club, with his deal being cut short early due to a lack of game time.

His time at Leeds United has taken a similar pattern, with the defender often finding himself out of the matchday squad. A move to Reading could provide crucial for the youngsters career, with a lack of game time over the last two seasons stalling his development.


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