Manchester United wonderkid James Garner gave a fantastic account of himself during the second part of last season, impressing while on loan with Nottingham Forest. Now, according to Jonathan Shrager, the Englishman is attracting plenty of interest in a season-long deal that would see him gain valuable experience and move closer to a spot in the Red Devils’ starting team.
Wonderkid James Garner Attracting Loan Interest
Mixed Bag Last Season
Garner started the 2020/21 campaign on loan with a newly relegated Watford side who were keen to earn promotion straight back to the top flight of English football.
The central midfielder was fairly successful at Vicarage Road until manager Vladimir Ivic was sacked early in December 2020. New boss Xisco Munoz did not have a use for Garner in his team, with the United loanee featuring for just 40 minutes in Munoz’s opening 6 games.
This prompted a switch, with Garner joining Nottingham Forest for the second part of the campaign.
While his spell with the Hornets was mediocre, Garner’s time at The City Ground was anything but, with the youngster seeing a hugely successful run of games to see out the campaign.
After the day he joined, the 20-year-old played the full 90 minutes in all but two of the season’s remaining 20 games, being an undroppable presence in Forest’s midfield and popping up with some fantastic goals here and there.
Lots of Interest in Another Loan
There are plenty of clubs now looking to bring Garner in on a season-long loan following his demonstration of quality under Chris Hughton last season.
Swansea City, who were one game away from Premier League promotion last campaign; losing the playoff final to Brentford, are one of the teams eyeing up a potential move for United’s wonderkid. Winning experience in one of the Championship’s better teams could be key for Garner’s development.
Nottingham Forest are also keen on another loan for the Englishman after he played a key part in their turn of form last year.
Manchester United will make a decision regarding any loan opportunities for the young midfielder when everyone is back in training. The Red Devils will also look to sign Garner down to a new contract before they let him leave on a temporary deal.