The lowdown: Loan spell
Following an initial breakthrough at Old Trafford under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Williams spent the entire 2021/22 season on loan at Norwich City.
Unfortunately, the England youth full-back was unable to prevent the East Anglian outfit from suffering relegation from the Premier League.
Now, having already amassed 50 senior appearances for United despite his tender years, the 21-year-old could be deemed surplus to requirements in Manchester…
The latest: Move pending…
As per CaughtOffside, Manchester United are believed to be willing to ‘listen to offers’ in the summer for Williams as incoming manager Erik ten Hag gets to work on rebuilding the squad.
It’s claimed that the one-cap England Under 21 starlet will be allowed to leave the club as the Red Devils cannot offer any guarantees over first-team action.
The report also states that there are expected to be a ‘host of interested parties’ in the youngster once dubbed as ‘brave as a lion’ following a stellar performance against Partizan Belgrade in the 2019/20 Europa League campaign.
The verdict: Best for all parties
Albeit there is a genuine talent waiting to blossom in Williams, as Ten Hag looks to begin a new era at Old Trafford it seems unlikely Williams will be a major part of the first transitional phase, and he is surely now set to follow Aaron Wan-Bissaka out the exit door.
This season the versatile defender provided one assist in 29 Premier League appearances, operating predominantly from left-back, and would be in direct competition with Luke Shaw and Alex Telles before any summer potential arrivals are even considered.
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Whilst it’s always a blow to see an academy prospect leave the club so young, if United are going to successfully perform the required surgery on the squad then selling the likes of Williams for anything close to his £9million market value would be a shrewd starting place.
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