Premier League club close to signing Man Utd player who is keen on leaving despite club wanting him to stay

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According to Sky Sports, Premier League side Norwich City are in advanced talks to sign Manchester United defender Brandon Williams.

Williams has been a long-term target for Southampton and Newcastle but Norwich are hopeful to win the race to secure his services for the remainder of the season.

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The 20 year old is keen on leaving the club as he wants regular first-team football and Manchester United are said to be reluctant to see him leave, even temporarily.

Williams was unable to build on his 36 appearances in 2019-20 and made just 14 appearances and five starts last season.

Williams can play as a left-back and also as a right-back.

Despite an injury to Alex Telles, the 20 year old still wants to leave the club. Telles is expected to be sidelined until September with an ankle injury and is on crutches and wearing a protective boot.