Man Utd’s Brandon Williams transfer stance as new January option emerges
Manchester United’s stance on a January move for Brandon Williams has emerged with a Bundesliga club reportedly keen on the defender.
Williams has slipped down the pecking order at United this season with Luke Shaw and summer signing Alex Telles ahead of him at left-back.
The England U21 international has played just six minutes of Premier League football this season despite being a regular in recent campaigns.
This has led to speculation that Williams is in line for a move away from the club in order to get regular playing time.
According to Sky Sports, Bayer Leverkusen are keen on the full-back, and have made contact with United over a January move.
The Bundesliga side are seeking a replacement for right-back Santiago Arias after the Atletico Madrid loanee suffered a broken leg and ankle ligament damage on international duty with Colombia.
It is thought that Leverkusen are keen to snap up Williams on a permanent deal.
But United only want to let go of the academy graduate on a temporary basis, meaning a loan move is a more likely option for the 20-year-old.
After reports surfaced last week that Williams was the subject of interest from other clubs, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he was not surprised.
“Brandon has done really well since he came into the team,” said Ole. “He had a slow start to the season for different reasons. I think he’s now coming back to himself.
“I can see more Brandon being Brandon again. I’ve enjoyed seeing him, I’ve enjoyed him more in training, he’s played a couple of Under-23s games and has been more involved.
“That’s something we’ll look at in January but we highly rate Brandon so whoever’s interested, they’re not wrong.”