The Lowdown: Garner excels at Forest
The 21-year-old joined Forest on a temporary basis last season, with United seeing it as beneficial to his development in terms of earning more regular minutes.
While the midfielder could return to Old Trafford for good this summer, it looks as though that won’t be the case.
The Latest: Garner going back to Forest
Taking to Twitter in sharing his report for Football Transfers, Talbot claimed that Garner would instead return for another season-long loan spell at Forest in 2022/23, amid reported transfer interest from other clubs.
“Exc: 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: Great news for Forest
This is a massive boost for Forest, with Garner’s technical ability in the middle of the park proving to be influential last season.
Only three players registered more goal contributions for the Reds in their promotion campaign, while the 21-year-old led the way for key passes (two) and crosses (1.6) per game, as per WhoScored.
Will Forest stay in the Premier League?
While they might not be getting the youngster on a permanent deal, this would be the next best thing, with Cooper no doubt delighted to retain the youngster’s services.
In other news, Forest have been dealt a transfer blow. Read more here.
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