Report: Sunderland want Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Sunderland fans celebrate during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on May 11, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

Premier League giants Manchester United could loan Cameron Borthwick-Jackson out again with League One Sunderland reportedly keen.

Manchester United's English defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson prepares to take a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old...

Sunderland’s relationship with Manchester United has come in very handy over the years, with plenty of players swapping Old Trafford for the Stadium of Light.

And the Sunderland Echo is reporting that the Black Cats are hoping Jose Mourinho’s side does them another favour this summer. It is understood that Sunderland are interested in signing Cameron Borthwick-Jackson as they aim to reinforce a defence beset by departures.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson of Leeds  in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Borthwick-Jackson has been made available for a season-long loan having spent the last two campaigns at Leeds United and Wolves and a move to Wearside is now on the cards.

The Manchester-born 21-year-old is a left-back by trade but he can also play at centre-half, which will give new Sunderland boss Jack Ross some much needed depth in defence.

Ramires of Chelsea battles for the ball with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford...

The Sunderland Echo adds that Bryan Oviedo - the Costa Rica international who is one of the club’s higher earners - is expected to depart when he returns from the World Cup. This will open up space in the squad for a new left-sided defender, which means Borthwick-Jackson’s arrival would tick a lot of boxes.

The England U20 ace appears to still be highly-rated at Old Trafford, with United reluctant to sell him permanently. He made a number of first-team appearances during the 2015/16 season under Louis Van Gaal, featuring ten times in the Premier League.

 

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