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Newcastle is monitoring the situation of Manchester United defender Brandon Williams ahead of a possible raid in January, according to a report.
Williams was the subject of speculation about an exit during the recent transfer window, but a transfer did not materialize.
In fact, United wanted to keep it and use it for their Carabao Cup assignments. But nevertheless, the 20 year old He has only made one appearance in the Premier League, reaching four starts in total.
As such, it has been talked about again that the Red Devils are considering lending the young man in January. Southampton has reportedly shown interest in a six-month deal until the end of the season.
According to Live ChronicleHowever, Newcastle could also join the race as the next few weeks progress.
The source says Magpies’ scouts believe the job of evaluating Williams is “prudent.” Newcastle needs to compete as a left back, right back and right back.
Williams can play all three positions and as such has become an exciting consideration for the club.
Additionally, Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce could have a significant advantage over other coaches looking to sign the player on loan.
Bruce used to play for United and Live Chronicle notes his ‘excellent relationship’ with the head of the Red Devils Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his former teammate Mike Phelan.
Therefore, the newspaper adds that United will treat ‘seriously’ any offer that comes from Newcastle.
Williams, the England Under-21 international, made his United advance last season. The left-back enjoyed several outstanding performances, such as in the 2-0 win over Manchester City in March.
However, the arrival of October, Alex Telles, as well as the presence of Luke Shaw, have limited his opportunities. His only top flight appearance this season was against Southampton, when he played six minutes.
Key buffer in Calhanoglu conversations
Meanwhile, United would have had “several conversations” about the hiring of Hakan Calhanoglu.
The AC Milan midfielder will be out of contract next summer and has yet to sign a new contract with his Serie A employers.
As such, several teams, including the Red Devils, are eager to sign him as a free agent. But United has reportedly hit a key buffer in the negotiations.