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Man United defender likely to leave Old Trafford for English club
Manchester United are close to finalizing a loan agreement with Watford for 20-year-old right-back Ethan Laird.
According to transfer specialist and CaughtOffside columnist Fabrizio Romano, the loan deal should be finalized this week, with Erik ten Hag apparently pleased with the youngster’s talent and attitude but believing he needs more game time.
The 20-year-old academy graduate has yet to make his Premier League debut for the Red Devils, and it appears that he may have to wait even longer.
A transfer to Vicarage Road would be the right-fourth back’s loan move away from Old Trafford and his third Championship club.
The kid began last season on loan at Swansea City before being recalled and joined Bournemouth in January for the duration of the 2021/22 season.
However, despite only making four starts, the teenager failed to make a significant enough impact to establish himself as a Cherry player.
Diogo Dalot is anticipated to start as the first-choice right-back next season, but he will need to prove himself if he is to keep the position.
Another loan transfer will be ideal for the kid, who will be able to improve with more playing experience before making his Premier League debut.
Manchester United and Watford are prepared to complete the agreement for Ethan Laird on loan. Deal to be finalised this week. 🔴 #MUFC
Ten Hag, happy with his potential and attitude but Laird needs to play – Watford are intentioned to proceed with loan deal. pic.twitter.com/XtGTAOeliC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 1, 2022