Manchester United are open to the idea of selling James Garner, according to reports.
The Athletic claims that manager Erik ten Hag has decided that the 21-year-old midfielder should be allowed to leave the club if the correct bid comes in.
After such a good season in the Championship with Nottingham Forest – in their bid to gain promotion to the Premier League – Garner showed promise and many thought he would be given the chance to prove himself at United for the season ahead.
United apparently want £14m for Garner’s signature which could see Forest come back in for the midfielder. It’s a good price for an incredibly talented midfielder and I am surprised by United’s stance when other midfielders at the club seem to have more lives than a cat.
Other clubs linked with Garner include Everton, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United.
Maybe Ten Hag feels he needs to find ways to sell players because the recruitment board have not done a good job on that front.
The academy graduate has had little chance to impress Ten Hag after suffering a minor injury at the beginning of the pre-season tour. And since then, it has not looked like he is part of Ten Hag’s immediate plans.