Brandon Williams is a product of the Manchester United youth academy. The England U-21 international broke into the first team at Old Trafford two seasons ago. He has since then made 50 appearances in all competitions after making his debut in a Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale in 2019.
The left-back signed a four-year contract extension with United last summer with the option of a further year. However, his chance of getting minutes at United is very less as Luke Shaw has made that position his own and Alex Telles is also above him in the pecking order.
So, Brandon Williams has now joined Norwich City on loan in search of regular Premier League minutes.
Brandon Williams has become the 10th signing of Norwich City in this summer transfer window. Billy Gilmour (loan from Chelsea), Christos Tzolis (PAOK), Angus Gunn (Southampton), Ben Gibson (Burnley), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen), and Milot Rashica (Werder Bremen) are among some of the most notable names who have joined the club this summer.
Williams will be wearing the No 21 shirt at Norwich City.
Brandon Williams said: “It feels very different. It’s the first time I’ve ever played for a different club before but I’m just really excited to get started, meet everybody and get my season going.”
“It’s a massive club and I like the way they play. I’ve watched them over the years and seen how they play.”
“The club like to play out from the back and play football. That really inspired me to come here, and I think that the head coach can really improve me as a player.”
“Everyone has been so welcoming. I’ve really enjoyed my time here already and I can’t wait to meet everybody. I’ve just got a feeling it’ll be a good year.”
Norwich City head coach, Daniel Farke said: “We’re really happy that we have been able to bring Brandon in. This is an exciting deal for all parties, and we thank Manchester United for allowing us the opportunity to work with Brandon.”
“Brandon is a young player full of potential. He has already proven that he can perform on the top level and that he is capable of playing for Manchester United. He has many good skills and qualities.”
“We wanted to bring someone in who was capable of playing in the full-back positions to strengthen our squad. Brandon has played a lot at left-back for Manchester United, but we know he is also capable of playing on the right side, too.”
“With Dimitris Giannoulis we have had only one natural left-back. For that, it’s good to have Brandon in the building and hopefully he can help us achieve our targets.”