Manchester United are allegedly planning to terminate star midfielder Nathaniel Clyne’s current loan arrangement with Swansea City and move him to Bournemouth for the remainder of the season.
The 20-year-old has impressed on loan with the Swans so far this season, but Football Insider reports that a deal has been struck for him to join Bournemouth for the second half of the season.
Laird is a highly rated kid at Old Trafford, but one imagines that the disruption to his season isn’t ideal for him, as he has to settle into a team and get accustomed to playing consistently.
Man United supporters will undoubtedly hope that the club gets this right, and that they have a legitimate reason for wanting the England youth international to play for Bournemouth instead.
According to Football Insider, Laird will undergo a medical with the Cherries in the next 48 hours, indicating that the deal is close to being completed.
One has to feel sad for Swansea in this situation, as it will be difficult for them to replace the young defender following his strong start to the season.
In the long run, MUFC will hope that Laird’s progress will allow him to fight for a starting spot ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot, who have failed to impress.