Report: Leeds likely to terminate Cameron Borthwick-Jackson's loan following De Bock deal

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United loanee Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has endured a miserable time at Elland Road.

Leeds United's English defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (R) vies with Leicester City's English midfielder Marc Albrighton during the English League Cup fourth round football match...

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds now look likely to terminate Cameron Borthwick-Jackson's loan prematurely following their acquisition of Belgian left-back Laurens De Bock.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that De Bock's £1.5 million move from Club Brugge has been finalised - and the club have now officially confirmed that the defender has become their latest signing during the January transfer window.

Marc Albrighton of Leicester City and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson of Leeds United in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King...

The move may well leave Borthwick-Jackson feeling even more frustrated after a fairly miserable spell at Elland Road for the Manchester United loanee.

The 20-year-old would have been hoping to prove a point after a disappointing time at Wolves last season, and Leeds fans - reluctantly, given the links with their bitter rivals - would have been hoping that the youngster would prove to be a decent replacement for Charlie Taylor.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

However, the full-back has barely featured for Thomas Christiansen's side this season, and when he has played, he has struggled, and the Yorkshire Evening Post are now suggesting that it is likely that he will be allowed to return to Old Trafford early

His disappointing time at Leeds was perhaps best summed up in their FA Cup third round defeat to Newport County at the weekend. He was certainly not the only player to disappoint, but he definitely struggled to cope with the League Two side's attack, and Leeds fans may well have their suspicions that the De Bock pursuit was accelerated somewhat following the game. 

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