Newcastle United discuss a move for 19-year-old Premier League defender

Championship outfit Newcastle United are currently considering a move for Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has been relentless in his attempts to improve the Magpies’ squad this summer and the 56-year-old has gone on to strengthen the ranks at St. James’ Park with the quality signings of Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Grant Hanley and Isaac Hayden among others.

It is now clear to see that Newcastle currently possess arguably the strongest squad in the English Championship but that has not stopped Benitez from looking at further targets and reports emerging out of England have claimed that the Spaniard is close to making a double swoop for Mohamed Diame and Ciaran Clark.

Now another name in the form of Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has emerged as a potential target for Newcastle, if reports from the Daily Mail are to be believed.

Claims have been made that Benitez has discussed the possibility of signing Borthwick-Jackson and the Toon boss is hopeful that the Red Devils will allow the 19-year-old to move to St. James’ Park on a season long loan deal.