- Manchester United leases Brandon Williams to Norwich City
- Williams is the second Manchester United player to be loaned to another Premier League club.
- Red Devils responded to West Ham’s new inquiry about Jesse Lingard
Manchester United have decided to send another player on loan this season, continuing to fight West Ham’s clear interest in Jesse Lingard.
Brandon Williams will have a new Premier League season on loan after completing his move to Norwich City, Manchester United. announced on Monday.
The 20-year-old is only the second Manchester United player to receive credit elsewhere in the English Premier League this summer. The first of these was Axel Tuanzebe at Aston Villa.
The defender is expected to become a regular in Norwich’s core team and return to Old Trafford at the end of the 2021-22 season.
Prior to his loan, Williams, described by the club as an “aggressive” tackler, acted as an effective alternative to then-injured Luke Shaw in the 2019-2020 season and played 14 caps in all championship competitions. Red Devils in the previous campaign.
Despite the fact that Norwich have already signed the contract, Southampton are still looking after Williams.
Talking to BBC Radio Solent Midway through last season, Southampton CEO Martin Semmens reiterated the Saints’ interest in raiding Williams when the “opportunity” arose.
“Isolation and COVID do not change our desire to improve where we need to and when we can, especially in this defensive squad,” Semms said. “If we had the opportunity to strike a deal for a player like Brandon, [Williams]then we’ll do it. “
“[Southampton manager] Ralph [Hasenhuttl] He has a very clear idea of this: if someone can improve the team and make us better now or in six months, then we will, ”he added.
Aside from Williams, Manchester United will also have to fend off interest from West Ham United, a Premier League club that is reportedly very interested in signing a permanent deal with Lingard.
The Hammers have conducted yet another “investigation” to possibly convince the Red Devils to get rid of Lingard after a remarkable loan from midfielder to David Moyes last season. ESPN It is reported with reference to unnamed sources.
Moyes has previously admitted that he wants Lingard to appear on his team again. However, ESPN said Manchester United were quick to reject West Ham’s approach.
Lingard has openly declared his desire to become a regular in the main team, which West Ham provided in the first loan period with the club.
The 28-year-old made a good impression on the Hammers, scoring nine goals and four assists in 16 Premier League games last season.