Date: 24th January 2021 at 6:20pm
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Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has revealed that Newcastle United hold an interest in signing Manchester United defender

Williams has found regular game time hard to come by this season, and has been restricted to just six first-team appearances in all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side.

He has seemingly fallen behind both Luke Shaw and Telles in the pecking order at Old Trafford, with Manchester United sat top of the Premier League table after their opening 19 matches in this year’s campaign.

Sheth revealed on Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast (1:02:56) that Newcastle hold an interest in signing Williams, although it remains to be seen as to whether that’ll be a permanent or loan deal at this stage.

“In terms of new additions, Newcastle really desperate to bring players in although while the fans are at least they’ve had an interest and hold an interest in the Manchester United defender Brandon Williams.

“He’s also wanted though by Southampton.”

A move to Newcastle could be tempting for Williams, as he looks to find regular game time in the top-flight, which he simply isn’t getting with Manchester United.

Newcastle are currently sat 16th in the Premier League table, and are just seven points clear of the zone after their opening 19 matches this term.

’s side have struggled for a positive run of results in recent weeks though, as they currently find themselves winless in their last ten matches.

TIF Thoughts on Dharmesh Sheth’s update on Newcastle United’s reported interest in signing Manchester United defender Brandon Williams….

This is a potential move that could work for all parties involved. Williams broke into the Manchester United first-team last season, and has been unlucky not to have featured more regularly this season, as Luke Shaw has been Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s first-choice left-back.

Williams, who is valued at £9.9 million (as per Transfermarkt), is still only 20 though, and could benefit from regular minutes elsewhere, as he looks to further his development in senior football. A move to Newcastle United could present him with the ideal opportunity to do just that, as they appear to need defensive reinforcements at the earliest of opportunities, having conceded 10 goals in their last 10 games.

However, it’ll be interesting to see whether they make an official approach for Williams, with Newcastle boss Steve Bruce coming under pressure after a winless run that now stands at ten matches after their recent defeat to Aston Villa.