Newcastle United have now been dealt a blow in their race to sign Brandon Williams before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Williams eyed
There have been a number of reports throughout the window claiming that the St. James’ Park faithful have been eyeing up a move to sign Williams on loan from Manchester United.
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However, no deal has ever materialised, and with less than two weeks until the window closes, they need to step up their interest if they are serious about bringing him to the North East.
The Latest: Williams update
As per Football Insider, Norwich City are about to beat the Tyneside club, as well as Southampton, to Williams’ signature, and have struck an agreement with the Red Devils.
He has reportedly been told that he can join the Canaries once Alex Telles recovers from his injury, despite Steve Bruce being keen to bring him to the Magpies.
The Verdict: Blow
It is certainly a blow for the Toon that they look set to miss out on signing Williams, as he could have been a valuable addition to the squad.
He already has experience in playing in the Premier League and can play on both sides of the defence, offering Bruce depth in both wing-back positions.
Once dubbed ‘outstanding’ by his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after an impressive individual performance despite defeat to Chelsea back in July of last year, Williams is still only 20 years of age, and so still holds a lot of potential.
Nonetheless, NUFC may have to start looking at other targets now with Transfer Deadline Day edging nearer.
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