CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON is reportedly heading for Leeds United on loan.
The Manchester United defender has not been part of Jose Mourinho’s pre-season plans.
And ESPN report that he is close to spending another spell in the Championship.
Borthwick-Jackson, 20, spent last season on loan at Wolves so knows the territory well.
But he was criticised by then Wolves boss Paul Lambert for falling short of fitness standards.
He said: “I think Cameron is falling short at the minute.
“He would have to show a lot more. He’s doing all right in training but there’s more he has to do.
“It’s a bit of lack of fitness as well, even though he’s played in the under-23s.
“At this moment in time he needs more.”
From United boss Mourinho’s point of view Leeds offer the ideal opportunity for him to gain more first-team experience.
He could even go straight into the squad for this weekend’s Championship opener against Bolton.
Borthwick-Jackson broke into the United first-team under Louis van Gaal and made 14 appearances in 2015-16.
New Leeds coach Thomas Christiansen has been looking to bring in a defender to replace Charlie Taylor, who has joined Burnley.
Leeds only have two first team left backs at present and current first choice Gaetano Berardi is right-footed and better recognised as a right-back.
Tyler Denton, the other option, has featured only three times for the Whites with all three appearances coming in cup games.