Norwich City are in advanced talks to sign Brandon Williams on a season-long loan from Manchester United.
Williams has been a bit-part player at Old Trafford over the past two seasons, providing cover at both full-back positions. He has made 50 appearances in total since making his debut during the 2019/20 campaign.
Newcastle and Southampton were both keen to take him on loan last summer but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked his departure as he wanted him around for squad depth. The situation is different this time around, though, with Diogo Dalot – who spent last season on loan at Milan impressing Solskjaer in pre-season.
According to Sky Sports, another loan move for Dalot has been ruled out and he is set to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the right-back spot.
This has opened the door for Williams to potentially depart before the transfer window slams shut. Norwich are leading the race for his signature this time around and although other Premier League clubs are interested, the Canaries are confident of striking a deal. Saying that, negotiations are not expected to be completed this week.
Williams would be a good replacement for current starting right-back Max Aarons, who 90min understands Norwich are fearful of losing this summer. Both Arsenal and Tottenham have been strongly linked in the past, but they are not the only Premier League clubs sniffing around the defender.
Norwich have already lost one key player this window with Emiliano Buendia sealing a £38m move to Aston Villa back in June. The Canaries have been active since then, sealing no less than eight signings so far.
They did not get off to the best start, though, slipping to a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in their opening Premier League game of the season.