Manchester United signed Phil Jones as a highly rated prospect from Blackburn Rovers back in 2011 for a fee of £16.5million. At the time, United then manager Sir Alex Ferguson said that the Preston-born defender will go on to be one of the greatest centre-backs in the history of the club.
Fast forward ten years later, Jones, 29, is no longer seen as a top player at Old Trafford, as injuries have hampered his career for many years now.
Over the past two seasons, the 29-year-old has only played twice in the Premier League, and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said Jones would remain with the squad despite the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
With the arrival of Raphael Varane, Jones will now find himself behind summer signing and also Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.
Reports now claim that Jones is willing to leave Manchester United for more game time as he aims to resurrect his career. It’s even being said that he’d consider a drop down to the Championship.
According to Football League World, it is thought Jones’ preference of club would be one challenging for promotion, which may alert favourites Fulham, West Brom or Bournemouth. However, his huge wages would be the biggest challenge.