Former professional footballer Nigel Jemson believes that having had Manchester United midfielder James Garner on loan last season, Nottingham Forest are on the front foot for him to return this summer.
Nottinghamshire Live have reported that Derby County were also keeping an eye on Forest target Garner.
The 20-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan at Watford, before joining Nottingham Forest for the second half of the Championship campaign. Making a combined 43 appearances for the two clubs in all competitions, Garner scored four goals and assisted a further three.
And Nigel Jemson believes that after a spell at the City Ground last term, it puts Nottingham Forest on the front foot to get Garner back this season, exclusively telling Transfer Tavern: “Very Successful, did really well, well-liked, well respected.
“He’s gone back to Manchester United and I don’t know what the full situation is there whether he’s turned a contract down, I’ve read something that he was possibly going to be linked to Derby, which that wouldn’t have gone down well.
“But, you know, I think that if there’s a choice between the two clubs, having the fact that he spent last season with us that would put us on the front foot I would have thought and again that would be another good signing for us to bring him in.”
Football Insider have previously reported that Stoke City and Sheffield United are also interested in the youngster ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline.
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