Leeds brought Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to Elland Road on loan from Manchester United on 7 August 2017.
The Whites were keen to bolster their aims of winning promotion to the Premier League and the left-back had seemed to fit the bill for them to be able to achieve those aims.
The youngster had arrived at Elland Road under Thomas Christiansen with some high expectations after making an impression the season early under Louis van Gaal in the Manchester United first-team.
Fans reacted on Twitter largely in a positive manner, believing that Borthwick-Jackson could be the player they needed to help rebuild their defence.
— Zak Orton (@zakorton1) August 7, 2017
@andrearadri just need a centre back now. Good signing though
— Paul Nevison (@Paulnevison1988) August 7, 2017
Welcome to Leeds Cameron, good signing @andrearadri hopefully a spare Centre Back next in line, Cannot wait for the Fulham Game
— Peter Giles (@gilesypj) August 7, 2017
Sounds like a good signing, I wonder if there is a loan to buy clause in there somewhere. #LUFC
— OldSchool (@Monkiimagic) August 7, 2017
Any buy clause
— David quearney (@davidquearney) August 7, 2017
— Joe (@_Joelufc) August 7, 2017
There is a god
— James Cowlam (@jamcowlam) August 7, 2017
However, as many of the Leeds United fans know, things did not quite work out for the youngster at Elland Road.
Borthwick-Jackson looked rather uninterested with his performances and subsequently saw his loan spell with the club terminated early.
The Manchester United player was supposed to be with the Championship outfit for the duration of the campaign, however, he was sent back to the Premier League side in January after failing to impress.
And it is not hard to see why Christiansen decided to let the player head back, as he rarely used the player, or included him in his matchday squad.
Borthwick-Jackson managed to make just six appearances in total, with four of those coming in the League Cup.
He was included in just five Championship squads, although he did not appear for the Whites following the 82 minutes he made in their first game of the season.
Looking at where he is currently in his career, it would be fair to say that things really have not kicked on for him as he spends time on loan at Scunthorpe United, although he is getting more of a run out at Glanford Park than he ever did at Elland Road.
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