Manchester United have allowed promising talent, DJ Buffonge to join Derby County on trial, ahead of a possible permanent move to Frank Lampard’s side according to the Derby Telegraph.
The 20-year-old was named as a substitute for Derby’s under 23’s side for their game against Aston Villa earlier this week, and he came off the bench to help aid the Rams to a narrow 2-1 win.
Buffonge certainly has a bright future ahead of him, and has trained with the Manchester United first-team during various points of recent seasons, both under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
So he clearly is rated by the Red Devils, but it’s unlikely that he’ll break into the first-team anytime soon, especially given that Paul Pogba seems to have rediscovered his good form.
The youngster joined Manchester United in 2015 after coming through the academy ranks at Premier League rivals, Arsenal.
He has netted on three occasions this season for the United under 23’s side in the ten appearances he has made in Premier League 2.
Buffonge could thrive under the guidance of Frank Lampard and would be another exciting talent that the Rams would have on their books going forward for future seasons.
This would be a smart bit of business.
Buffonge is unlikely to be ever breaking into the Manchester United first-team and he could certainly benefit from moving elsewhere in search of finding regular game time.
A move to Derby could be the perfect move for him, as Frank Lampard has already shown that he’s willing to give young players a chance this season.