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Premier League clubs target Man Utd midfielder James Garner

James Garner has enjoyed another terrific loan spell at Nottingham Forest and is on the verge of promotion to the Premier League, with his side facing Huddersfield Town in the play-off final on Sunday.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season with the Championship club but extend that agreement for another term after impressing.

Now, he is a mainstay in their side and has caught the attention of Premier League clubs, who are targetting a move for the United midfielder. That’s according to The Mirror, who say that Leicester City are among the sides looking to land Garner.

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Leeds and Southampton are also named as interested parties but Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is said to have kept tabs on Garner.

Rodgers is reportedly keen to add fresh blood to his midfield and Garner, who has two years remaining on his contract at Manchester United, is set to be high on his wishlist.

SN’s verdict…
Erik ten Hag will assess the squad at United when they return for pre-season late next month, with some players returning later due to international commitments.

Garner has played a part in most pre-seasons in recent years and despite making his debut for the first team, he is yet to nail down a spot with the senior figures.

Certainly, his development in the Championship has been steady and United will feel that the decision to keep him in England’s second tier has done him the world of good.

Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba, two senior midfielders, will both leave the club upon the expiry of their contracts next month and there is undeniably a place for Garner in the squad.

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