Manchester United’s Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has turned down interest from Champions League regulars Ajax, in order to move to Leeds United on loan. That’s what ESPN’s sources are telling them anyway, with the left-back set to be confirmed by the Elland Road club next week.
Borthwick-Jackson burst onto the scene under Louis van Gaal, displaying a real maturity beyond his years whilst wearing the famous colours of Manchester United. However, when Jose Mourinho took charge, the young Mancunian was immediately loaned out to Wolves.
Personally, I like Borthwick-Jackson and I feel he has great potential, but his loan move in the Championship last year stagnated his growth massively. He wasn’t playing at all, and now he’s slipped down the pecking order even further at Old Trafford.
I just don’t get how you can turn down a prestigious club like Ajax, who have a rich history in developing youngsters, in order to play for one of United’s fiercest rivals from years gone by.
Playing in the English divisions is obviously good, but why not go and play for one of Holland’s best teams and try your hand in continental competition at the same time? It seems a bizarre one to me, and I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out…