Championship club Reading hasn’t kept a clean sheet since an Opening Day win, and has turned to a Manchester United defender to fix that.
The Royals have signed Tyler Blackett, 22, to a three-year deal. He ends his United career with 12 appearances, 11 in the Premier League, and a trio of loan spells (Celtic, Blackpool, Birmingham City).
Also leaving Old Trafford, albeit only for a year, is promising defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. He’s off to Wolverhampton, who sits third in the Championship after four matches.
The Manchester-born 19-year-old made 14 appearances last season for Louis Van Gaal, having been with the club since he was a 6 year-old.
“My aim is to play as many games as I can, gain experience and go back and challenge for a place in the team because Jose Mourinho has told me I’ve got a future there,” Borthwick-Jackson told BBC WM.
“I had interest from Premier League clubs and other Championship clubs but I wanted to come here and help the club get back to where they belong, which is the Premier League.”
Borthwick-Jackson was tossed into the fire by Louis van Gaal after a rash of defensive injuries hit United last season, and didn’t embarrass himself.