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Everton: Kevin Thelwell eyeing James Garner

Everton: Kevin Thelwell eyeing James Garner -Everton News

Everton director of football Kevin Thelwell is reportedly eyeing up a move to take James Garner to Goodison Park.

The Lowdown: Forest out of the running

It was reported last week that Nottingham Forest are out of the running to sign the 21-year-old on a permanent deal, following his successful loan spell at the City Ground last season.

Hailed in particular for his ‘unbelievable‘ set piece delivery by former Reds teammate Ryan Yates, Garner managed an impressive eight goals and ten assists across all competitions from the middle of the park (Transfermarkt) in 2021/22, helping Steve Cooper’s side to win promotion to the Premier League.

The Latest: More clubs in race

As per The Daily Mirror, both Everton and Southampton have now made an approach to try and sign Garner, with Leicester City also joining the race for his signature.

Manchester United would be willing to sell him for around £15m before the transfer window closes, as he is unlikely to break into Erik ten Hag’s plans at Old Trafford.

The Verdict: Get it done

There is no doubt that Everton could benefit from bringing in a dead ball specialist, having ranked 12th in the Premier League for goals scored from set pieces last season, with six coming from penalties (WhoScored).

Having only scored twice so far in three games this term, set pieces could be vital in getting the Toffees some priceless goals and points on the board.

Garner should certainly help with that if he comes to Goodison Park, and the 21-year-old will no doubt be hungry to impress if the Red Devils were to let him go before the transfer deadline.

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