Journalist Jacque Talbot has now revealed some fresh Everton transfer news on James Garner.
The Lowdown: Garner eyed
It has been reported that the Goodison Park outfit are eyeing up a potential loan move for Garner this summer.
The Manchester United midfielder impressed while on loan at Nottingham Forest last season, helping them win promotion up to the Premier League.
The Latest: No chance?
Taking to Twitter, Talbot has revealed that United will loan Garner back to Forest next term, despite interest from both the Merseyside club and Leeds United:
“Told Manchester United will fend off interest for James Garner as they wish to keep him permanently – but he will be loaned back to Nottingham Forest. Don’t think Everton or Leeds have a chance at this point.”
The Verdict: Blow
It will certainly be a blow for the Toffees if they miss out on the chance to sign Garner for the next campaign.
Hailed as ‘class‘ by The Times journalist Henry Winter after putting a deadly ball in that led to Forest taking the lead against Huddersfield Town in the Championship play-off final, the 21-year-old has shown that he can produce big moments in big games, and the Blues will need plenty of those if they are to avoid another relegation scrap next campaign.
The Liverpool Echo reporter Christopher Beesley believes that he could offer Frank Lampard ‘another dimension‘ in midfield, given that he can play a deep or advanced role in the middle of the park, but it now looks as if they are going to miss out.
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