Brighton interested in signing Manchester United’s Brandon Williams

Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in signing Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams for £15million, according to the Mirror.

It seems that Graham Potter could be preparing to mitigate the potential departure of Marc Cucurella with the arrival of the 21-year-old.

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The Spaniard, who arrived at the Amex Stadium last summer from Getafe, is the subject of heavy interest from Manchester City who have sold Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal.

Although City have so far fallen short of Brighton’s £50m valuation of Cucurella, Potter looks to be planning for life without the 24-year-old.

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Brighton interested in signing Brandon Williams

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After not forming part of Erik ten Hag’s 31-man squad that travelled to Thailand and Australia, due to a ‘small issue’, the chances of the one-time England Under-21 international nailing down a spot in the Dutchman’s starting XI are slim.

With Diogo Dalot impressing at right-back and Tyrell Malacia arriving to challenge Luke Shaw for the left-back berth, Williams will likely have to leave Old Trafford to secure first team football this campaign.

Williams started 25 games across all competitions for Norwich City last season, but he couldn’t prevent the Canaries from getting relegated.

United’s number 33 has made 50 first team appearances for the club, 36 of which came in his breakthrough 2019-20 under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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But following the arrival of Alex Telles and the resurgence of Shaw, Williams only made 14 appearances for the Red Devils the following campaign.

The youngster has previously spoken about wanting assurances of first team playing time ahead of returning to Manchester United, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be given that guarantee.

A £15m move to the Seagulls could be the best move for all parties and Potter has a proven track record of developing young players.

It would be a shame to see a Manchester United academy graduate depart the club, but a move to Brighton would probably be the best for Brandon Williams’ career and £15m represents good business.

Passionate Football fan that completed a NCTJ-accredited Diploma in Multimedia Sports Journalism in 2016.

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