Manchester United defender Brandon Williams is reportedly nearing a move to Ipswich Town rather than Leeds United.
We’re hoping to see a couple of new faces arrive at Old Trafford before next week’s transfer deadline.
That will depend on outgoings though with Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek hopefully paving the way for new arrivals.
Every little helps though and defender Brandon Williams appears to be on his way out of United very soon.
Erik ten Hag indicated over the weekend that he wouldn’t be considering Van de Beek or Williams for first-team selection, seemingly indicating an exit is on the cards.
Ipswich Town close in on Brandon Williams deal
TEAMtalk now claim that Williams is on the verge of signing for Championship side Ipswich Town.
The deal will be a loan with Williams ready to join the Tractor Boys in an effort to get his career back on track.
Williams played in just one first-team game last season after returning from a 2021-22 loan spell at Norwich City.
The 22-year-old will now be heading back to East Anglia and will now reunite with Kieran McKenna.
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Ipswich boss McKenna was a coach at United during Williams’ rise into the first team and they will know each other very well.
McKenna even praised Williams’ ‘big mental strength’ during his time at Old Trafford so clearly thinks highly of the full back.
A loan deal won’t boost the United budget too much, but loan fees and a wage off off the bill – even if only partially – will help.
Leeds United miss out on Williams
United have been hoping to move Williams out in recent weeks and the strongest rumour was actually surrounding Leeds United.
The Independent reported earlier in August that Leeds were looking to sign Williams to bolster their back line.
Leeds boss Daniel Farke signed Williams for Norwich back in 2021 and a reunion was touted.
However, Ipswich have managed to strike a deal with McKenna’s influence no doubt vital.
It’s hard to see how Williams can push himself back into the United fold any time soon, so maybe this loan can lead to a permanent exit down the line for the Manchester-born defender.